The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has asked for bank accounts and other financial information of Bangladesh Bank's former deputy governor SK Sur Chowdhury, its executive director Md Shah Alam and their wives.
The others are- Suparna Sur Chowdhury, wife of S K Sur Chowdury, and Shaheen Akhter Shalley and Nasrin Begum, wives of Shah Alam.
NBR's Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) issued a letter seeking their information over allegations of their connections with former director of International Leasing and Finance Service Limited (ILFSL) PK Halder, who fled the country after embezzling a huge amount of money.
The CIC asked banks and non-banking financial institutes to provide the information, including details of their current accounts, savings accounts, term-loan accounts, foreign currency accounts, credit cards, lockers, savings and investment schemes, beneficiary owners' accounts or any other account, including dormant ones, maintained by them.
The NBR initiated the move following a confessional statement given by Rashedul Haque, former managing director of International Leasing and Financial Services (ILFSL), before a Dhaka court on 3 February.