The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday foiled the money laundering attempts by Munshi Sajjad, an administrative official of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), and his brother Munshi Faruque.
The anti-graft agency today sent an urgent letter to the Bangladesh Bank requesting its Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) to freeze the transactions of all FDRs, savings certificates and bank accounts owned by Munshi Sajjad Hossain, Munshi Faruque, Abdullah Al Mamun and any kind of institutions connected with them.
The ACC mentioned in the letter that it has learnt from reliable sources that the accused persons are smuggling money by cashing their FDRs, savings certificates and withdrawing money from various bank accounts including the ones at the Ibrahimpur branch of Prime Bank.
The commission is currently investigating the allegations that they embezzled hundreds of crores in the name of supplying medical equipment to various hospitals in collusion with each other and amassed assets beyond their known sources of income.
The commission informed the central bank about the allegations mentioning a document in this regard in the letter.
The ACC has formed an investigative team of six members led by its Deputy Director Md Samsul Alam.
Ahad Enterprise, owned by Munshi Faruque Hossen has Tk7 crores that amounts to Tk9 crores including interest in the Ibrahimpur branch of Prime Bank, according to the ACC statement.