Freeze UK bank accounts of Tarique-Zubaida: Court

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 00:11, Apr 19, 2019 | Updated : 00:11, Apr 19, 2019

Representational imageA court in Dhaka has ordered to freeze three British bank accounts of BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Dr Zubaida Rahman.
Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order on Thursday (Apr 18) after holding hearing on a permission case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
All the three bank accounts are with Santander Bank UK PLC.
“The court order now will be sent to British Attorney General office through our ministry of Home Affairs. The concerned attorney general office then will execute the order by sending it to concerned bank,” state news agency BSS quoted ACC prosecutor Mahmud Hossain Jahangir.
According to the case documents, ACC formed a probe team to investigate allegations of money laundering and making investment abroad through the money against Tarique.
The team during its investigation found that the process of transferring GBP 59,341.93 from those three accounts has been stayed by the order of UK Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). So if no action is taken regarding the money, this will be gone out of hand soon and would not be possible to seize under state exchequer.
So, the ACC moved the case to stop transferring the money.