The Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit on Tuesday ordered all banks to freeze accounts of Salim Prodhan for his alleged involvement in online casino business.
The financial intelligence unit came up with the directive in keeping with the government's continuous drive against corruption.
The intelligence unit asked the banks to inform it about all of Salim's bank accounts within the next five days.
All accounts concerning to the interest of Salim Prodhan will remain frozen for the next 30 days, it said.
Earlier on Monday, a team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Salim from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.
The team also seized foreign currencies including US Dollars and Malaysian Ringgits during a drive at an online based gambling office of Salim Prodhan at Gulshan-2.
Salim is the chairman of a business group named "Prodhan Group". This group has a sister concern named "P24 Gaming" and the website of this company contains information on casino and online casino business.
Another company of the Prodhan Group, Japan-Bangladesh Security Printing and Papers is enlisted as member of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Earlier, the National Board of Revenue asked all the banks to freeze accounts of Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon MP and his wife; Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Samrat and his wife; Jobo League leader G K Shamim, his mother, and wife; and Jubo League leader Khalid Mahmud.
At the same time, the revenue authority asked the banks to freeze the company assets of 13 business entities operated by these individuals.
The national revenue board also asked all banks to freeze accounts of Jubo League leader and Councillor of Ward no. 9 under the Dhaka South City Corporation Mominul Haque Sayeed and his wife Farhana Ahmed Boishakhi.
Meantime, the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit ordered the banks to freeze accounts of Mohammedan Sporting Club's Director-in-Charge Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan and Kalabagan Krira Chakra President Shafiqul Alam Firoz.