A Dhaka court has ordered to freeze a number of bank accounts of bdnews24.com editor-in-chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi, and his news portal.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of senior special judges’ court of Dhaka on December 1 gave the order, after Anti-Corruption Commission submitted an application to this end.
Mahmud Hossain Jahangir, public prosecutor of ACC, confirmed this to The Daily Star. ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan submitted the application, alleging Khalidi of amassing wealth beyond known sources of income.
In the application, Pradhan said Khalidi transferred huge sums of money to bank accounts in his own name and bdnews24. After hearing, the court ordered to freeze nine fixed deposit (FDR) accounts of bdnews24.com and 13 FDR accounts in Khalidi’s name.