Dhaka – All the banks have been asked to send banking information of the chairman of ruling Awami League’s youth front, Omar Faruk Chowdhury, in three days.
Financial Intelligence Unit of the Bangladesh Bank, regulator of the country’s banking system, in a letter sent to the banks on Thursday asked for information on Chowdhury’s accounts after a number of leaders of the organization came under investigation over their ill-gotten money.
The central bank also provided the National Identity Number of Chowdhury, who heads the Jubo League, to help check his status with different banks.
Chowdhury, came under scanner after he had issued a statement condemning arrest of a Jubo League, Khalid Bhuiyan, leader on September 18 when the crime-busting Rapid Action Battalion simultaneously cracked down on illegally run casino in Dhaka.
Bhuiyan and some other leaders of the Jubo League were accused in running the illegal business on the very nose of the law enforcement agencies for quite a long time.
The central bank has earlier frozen bank accounts of Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, who has been on the hideout since the crackdown was launched.
GK Shamim, a self-declared Jubo League leader, was also arrested by the RAB over allegations of ill-gotten assets. He was implicated in money laundering and arms cases. His bank accounts were also freeze along with an Awami League lawmaker from Bhola, Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon.