Home minister Asaduzzman Khan Kamal said that directives would be issued to the foreign ministry to freeze the bank accounts of BNP’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubeida Rahman in England. He was inaugurating the renovated section of Ambar Shah Shahi Masjid in Karwan Bazar at around 2:00pm, after the jumma prayers.
A Dhaka court has ordered that necessary action be taken to freeze the three bank accounts in England of Tarique and Zubeida Rahman. The court issued this directive following an appeal by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The home minister said police action is taken overseas through Interpol. The court order to freeze the bank accounts will be relayed to the foreign ministry.
All the three accounts are with Standard Bank UK.
According to the permission case, the ACC had formed an inquiry committee while investigating Tarique’s investment aboard after siphoning off money.
The transfer of 59341.93 pounds from White and Blue Consultant Limited to three accounts of Tarique and Zubaida remained halted at the order of FIU, UK, it said.
If any step is not taken immediately, this amount can be shifted elsewhere, the case statement said, urging the court to order freezing the accounts.
Jahangir said the court order will be sent to the British attorney general office through the home ministry. “The British attorney general office will make the order effective sending it to the bank concerned.”