A Dhaka court yesterday ordered the authorities concerned to freeze 88 bank accounts of five accused, including a former Awami League leader of Faridpur in a Tk 2,000-crore money laundering case.
The accused are: Sajjad Hossain alias Barkat, former general secretary of Faridpur unit Awami League, and his brother Imtiaz Hasan alias Rubel, former president of Faridpur Press Club, Rubel's wife Soheli Imroz Punam, Barkat's wife Afroza Akhter and their accomplice Abdus Sadek Mukul.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the order after Investigation Officer Uttam Kumar Biswas, assistant superintendent of police of Criminal Investigation Department, submitted an application to the court.
Earlier, nine people were arrested from different parts of Faridpur and Dhaka. Of them, Rubel, Barkat and six others gave confessional statements before the magistrates, narrating their involvement with the money laundering.
CID Inspector SM Miraj Al Mahmud lodged the case against the two brothers under the money laundering act with Kafrul Police Station on June 26.