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Writ order on Swiss Bank money deposit on Thursday

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:05 PM, 10 February 2021  

Writ order on Swiss Bank money deposit on Thursday

Writ order on Swiss Bank money deposit on Thursday

The hearing on the writ petition seeking directives to bring back money deposited to Swiss Bank from various individuals and organizations has finished. The High Court will issue an order in this regard tomorrow.

The High Court bench of Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order on Wednesday.

Barrister Abdul Qayyum Khan and Advocate Subir Nandi Das appeared for the writ petitioner. Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state while lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan stood for the ACC.

Earlier on February 01, 2021, two Supreme Court lawyers – Abdul Kaiyum and Subir Nandi Das – filed the writ petition with the HC seeking measures to bring back laundered money from different foreign banks, particularly the Swiss Bank Corporation.

It also sought a rule seeking an explanation for why the failure of the authorities concerned won’t be declared illegal to bring back the laundered money.

The petition also sought the formation of a special committee to monitor and control money laundering by Bangladesh citizens or companies to foreign banks including the Swiss bank, DAG AKM Amin Uddin Manik said.

Secretaries of Finance Ministry, Prime Minister’s Office, Commerce Ministry, Law Ministry and the Attorney General were made respondents to the writ petition.   

Several newspaper reports on money laundering were attached to the petition.