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Tk 300cr in Shamim’s bank account frozen

BB also freezes Khaled’s account

Published : Tuesday, 24 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 728

Bangladesh Bank in its investigation found an amount of Tk 300 crore in the bank account of  GK Shamim, known to be Jubo League leader, which has been frozen.
The central bank has also frozen the the bank account of Jubo League leader Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan.
An amount of Tk 300 crore was found in Shamim's account while the investigation on Khaled's account is
going on.
The central bank's Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) head Abu Hena Mohammad Razee Hassan confirmed this on Monday.
    Abu Hena also a former deputy governor of the BB
said, "We usually check and scrutinize bank accounts of any person against whom allegations of terrorism and money laundering are raised and during this time money could be deposited to their accounts but they cannot draw."
A senior BB official said they have initially found an amount of Tk 300 crore in Shamim's bank account and they are investigating Khaled's account.
Central Intelligence Cell of National Board of Revenue (NBR) is also investigating the above two leaders' business houses whether they have evaded tax or not and by this time tax files have been forwarded to the Civil Investigation Department for further investigation.
A NBR source said as per direction from the government's high ups tax payment status of the two Jubo League leaders are being
investigated. Earlier the NBR has asked the central bank to freeze bank accounts of detained leader GK Shamim, his wife, other family members and his businesses.
The NBR is also preparing to ask the BB for freezing bank accounts of other people arrested in the recent crackdown on illegal casinos business in the country.
A senior NBR official said the CIC will also search bank accounts and assets of the people behind the illegal casinos.
He said tax officials will gradually take actions against all involved in the illegal casinos.
The NBR official said other accused would also come under the scanner.
The two leaders of Jubo League, the youth organization of Awami League, were arrested on Friday for their involvement in operating illegal casinos in the capital Fakirerpool and Motijheel areas.

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