Bank account info of 37 firms, individuals sought

Staff Correspondent

24 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) and National Board of Revenue (NBR) has sought bank account details of 37 organisations and individuals including Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardi and Tahmina Zaman, wife of former state minister Lutfuzzaman Babar.

The account information was sought based on allegations of suspicious financial transactions and tax evasion, sources said.

Sources said BFIU and NBR’s intelligence cell wrote to the banks last week, asking to provide the information within a short time.

The list includes several companies including Oppo Bangladesh Communication Equipment Company.

The BFIU asked for the bank account details of five individuals. They are Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy, Tahmina Zaman, Wafa Islam, Rafiqul Morshed and Zahidul Islam. Of them, the last two are residents of Netrokona district.

BFIU has also asked the banks to suspend accounts of 9 individuals. They are: Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan of Sabujbagh, Sania Islam alias Suma Akter, Shah Oliullah, Khadija, Zahir Uddin, Momtaz Begum lived in Dhaka, Nurul Karim and Mizanur Rahman resident of Noakhali and Srivastava Chandra Dey of Laxmipur.

NBR has summoned the bank accounts of 32 individuals and organizations in separate letters. These included Hospice Bangladesh, Mass Travels and Tours, Rashid Agro Food Products, Silatro Limited, Islam Khan Jute Mills, Eurotech Food and Beverage, Mita Engineers Limited, Mimex Agro Chemical, Minerva Offset Company Limited, MDH Chemical and Food Industry, Market Express Limited, Mahin Cycle Industries and M &U Distribution Limited.

The NBR also asked for the accounts details of Md. Kalim Uddin, Md. Islam Uddin. Rabeya Akhter, Md. Ziaul Haque, Md. Mehedi Hasan Robin Sarkar, Marina Jahan Jebin, Abdul Qayyum, Kafshad Taus Nur, Sadika Farhin, Md. Kamruzzaman, Shamim Khandaker, Abdur Rauf Mintu, Sajedul Alam Khan, Md. Yunus Mia, Razia Quader and Managing Director of Hospitech Industries Moinul Islam.