HC asks for dual citizens, passport holders lists
Published: 04:25 PM, 21 December 2020
After asking for a list of money launderers, now the High Court today has asked for a list of dual citizens and passport holders. The court directed the Superintendent of Police (Immigration) of the Special Branch to submit the list by February 28.
A virtual bench comprising Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohail passed the order on Monday.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Md. Khurshid Alam Khan was heard for the ACC while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.
Earlier, the High Court on November 22 ordered all the information including names and addresses of money launderers outside the country, including Canada. At the same time, the court issued a rule in this regard.
The continuation of that rule brought the case (cause list) to the agenda. At the beginning of the hearing, the ACC lawyer asked the court for an order asking for a list of dual citizens and dual passport holders.
“We also want to know who are the dual citizens and passport holders,” the court said at the time and later ordered a list.
At a press conference on November 18, the Foreign Minister spoke about money laundering abroad. Then a report was published in the newspaper. Taking those reports into account, the court gave the order along with the rules on its own initiative rather than the list of money launderers.
The High Court did not express satisfaction over the list of money launderers given by the ACC on December 17. Therefore, the court set a deadline of February 28 to give a complete list of money launderers in the case.