ACC seeks bank account details of SK Sur Chowdhury, his spouse, daughter
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has asked banks to send account details of former Bangladesh Bank deputy governor SK Sur Chowdhury, his spouse and daughter as part of an investigation into the allegation of a tax evasion case against the three.
The banks were directed to provide detailed information of bank accounts, loans, fixed deposit and investment in savings certificates and records of transactions by September 7 this year.
The step comes after the ACC formed a three-member team to probe into the alleged tax dodging by the former central banker and his family members.
Earlier in July 2021, the National Board of Revenue directed banks to freeze bank accounts of the former deputy governor of central bank and his spouse Suparna Sur Chowdhury on suspicion of tax evasion.
Prior to the freezing of bank accounts, the NBR had sought detailed information on all types of accounts and transactions of five persons, including SK Sur Chowdhury, and former Bangladesh Bank executive director Md Shah Alam and their spouses.
Earlier, a close associate of the alleged money launderer PK Halder confessed to a Dhaka court that Chowdhury and Alam had assisted them in carrying out the financial scams.
Alam was stripped of the responsibility of monitoring two central bank departments— Department of Financial Institutions and Markets (DFIM) and the Department of Banking Inspection-2—for his alleged connection with Halder following the confessional statement.