EbeneInfo – CA – HC asks intelligence agencies to provide details of money launderers by December 17th


The High Court observed today that those involved in money laundering have no patriotism and are enemies of the state and the nation

By enacting the suo muto (voluntary) rule, the HC ordered intelligence agencies to take appropriate action to end money laundering

The court ordered the respondents to submit to it by December 17 the details – including the names and addresses – of those involved in the money laundering

The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the relevant secretaries of the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs, the Governor of Bangladesh Bank and its Financial Intelligence Unit, the Chairman of the Board of Revenue and the Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka were named respondents

The CH also released the rule asking respondents to explain in four weeks why their inaction to take appropriate action against perpetrators involved in money laundering in violation of the law should not be declared illegal

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Those involved in money laundering have no love for the country and its people and they have betrayed the state and its citizens, the HC bench said, issuing an injunction prohibiting perpetrators from laundering money abroad

Appropriate measures must be taken against them, otherwise money laundering cannot be stopped, the bench added

The HC bench of Judge Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Judge Ahmed Sohel also set December 17 for passing new orders on the issue

The bench proposed the order and rule on the suo muto (voluntary) move following information punished by the Daily Star – alongside the dailies Bangla Prothom Alo, Janakantha and Bangladesh Pratidin – about Bangladeshi nationals buying luxury residences in foreign countries with laundered money

During court proceedings, Judge Nazmul Islam Talukder said that a number of businessmen, officials and politicians have allegedly purchased luxury residences in various foreign countries including Canada, Malaysia and Singapore, by laundering Bangladeshi money in violation of Bangladesh law earth

ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik participated in the virtual debates of the HC bench during the publication of the regulation and the suo muto order

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EbeneInfo – CA – HC asks intelligence agencies to provide details of money launderers by December 17th

Source: https://www.thedailystar.net/country/news/hc-asks-intelligence-agencies-submit-details-money-launderers-dec-17-1999173

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