The High Court today directed the authorities concerned to issue red alert to arrest Bismillah Group Managing Director Khaza Soleiman Anower Chowdhury and his wife, also the group chairman, and five others in a money laundering case.
The court asked the inspector general of police and Rapid Action Battalion director general to inform the court after taking necessary steps by April 5.
In 2018, Judge Md Atabullah of Dhaka 10th Special Judges Court passed the order and also fined the convicts more than Taka 30 crore and asked them to deposit the sum to state exchequer within 60 days.
The other convicts are Chairman Nowrin Habib, directors Safikul Anwar Chowdhury, Sarwar Jahan, Abida Hasib, Nahid Anwar Khan and Khandaker Md Moinuddin Ishaq, deputy managing director Akbar Aziz Mutakki, general manager Mohammad Abul Hossain Chowdhury and manager Riajuddin Ahammed.
ACC filed this case in 2013 with New Market police station for laundering Taka 15.33 crore. The court came up with the judgment after examining 24 witnesses.