Dhaka`s Court has directed to seize three bank accounts of BNP acting chairman Tarique Zia and his wife Zubaida Rahman opened in a bank in Britain.
In response to an application of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the court has issued this order. ACC lawyer Mahmud Hossain Jahangir confirmed this news. He said the order would be sent to the attorney general`s office in the UK through the Home Ministry. There the attorney general office will send this order to the concerned bank.
On condition of anonymity, an ACC official said the court has seized two bank accounts of Tarique Zia and one account of his wife.
The ACC officials said that these accounts have been accused of having suspicious transactions from Bangladesh. Britain`s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has seized these bank accounts in advance.
According to the ACC sources, Tarique Zia has been accused of investing in abroad with the money trafficked from the country.
It is seen in the investigation that the transfer of 59,341.93 British pounds in Tarique Rahman and Zubaida Rahman accounts from an account of Santander Bank, UK directed company, is detained by the FIU order. They are now trying to transfer or convert the money elsewhere.
After recovering a part of Tk 150 crore that was claimed to have been sent to influence the election, RAB demanded Tarique`s involvement with this incident.
Tarique Zia, son of Khaleda Zia, got sentence in a money laundering case. Apart from this, he has also been penalized for the August 21 grenade attack and the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
Bangla Insider/ SM