‘ACC to take steps against money launderers’

Staff Correspondent

18 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Secretary M Anwar Hossain Hawlader on Thursday said that the commission will take measures against money launderers soon after receiving a list of them from the foreign ministry.

“It is alleged that money has been laundered in Canada, Malaysia and Singapore. We have sent a letter to the foreign ministry asking for a list of money launderers. The commission is attaching utmost importance to this issue,” he said.

The ACC secretary came up with the remarks while talking to journalists at the ACC headquarters in the capital’s Segunbagicha after receiving a memorandum submitted by ‘Muktijoddha Manch’.

Muktijoddha Manch led by its President Aminul Islam Bulbul and Secretary General Al Mamun submitted the memorandum seeking publication of the list of money launderers.

Anwar Hossain Hawlader received the memorandum on behalf of the ACC chairman.

The memorandum states that corruption, irregularities and money laundering are taking place at various levels of the state, which completely goes against Bangabandhu’s ideology and the spirit of the liberation war.

Terming money launderers ‘New Razakar’, it said corrupt people are laundering money abroad, including in Canada.

“Thousands of crores of taka are being laundered every year due to lack of proper supervision and negligence. We think the ACC has failed to perform its duty. The ACC needs to play a more effective role in this regard,” added the memorandum.