BB seeks bank details of SK Sur, Shah Alam

Staff Correspondent

15 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of Bangladesh Bank (BB) has sought information on the bank accounts of a former deputy governor and incumbent executive director of Bangladesh Bank for their alleged involvement in financial scams.

The BFIU has asked the banks to provide bank transaction details of former Deputy Governor SK Sur Chowdhury, his wife Suporna Sur Chowdhury, BB executive director Md Shah Alam and his two wives Shahin Akter Shely and Nasrin Begum by Tuesday.

The banks have been asked to provide all of their account opening forms, transactions and other information within the mentioned time, a bank official confirmed it to the media on Sunday.

The official said that they received the letter from BFIU on Thursday.

Earlier, a letter was sent to the banks from the intelligence cell of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) asking for bank accounts information about Sur Chowdhury and Shah Alam.

Earlier, two close associates of PK Hader confessed to a Dhaka court that two high-placed BB officials had assisted them to conduct the financial scams.

Bangladesh Bank withdrew Shah Alam from the responsibility of monitoring two departments for his alleged connection with PK Halder following the confessional statement.

Shah Alam was relieved from his duties at the central bank’s Department of Financial Institutions and Markets and the Department of Banking Inspection-2.

SK Sur Chowdhury, also assisted PK Halder, according to the confessional statement.