AB Bank: HC places travel ban on Wahid, Abu Hena

Bangladesh High Court
Bangladesh High Court. Star file photo.

The High Court today placed a travel ban on former AB Bank chairman Wahidul Haque and its former head of financial institutions and treasury Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal over money laundering charges.

It directed the Anti-Corruption Commission to take necessary steps to ensure the duo cannot leave the country.

Also, a suo-moto rule has been issued asking the government to explain why the bail granted by a Dhaka court on January 25 to Wahidul and Abu Hena in a money laundering case should not be cancelled.

It also directed the Chief metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka to send the record of the case and the bail order to the High Court immediately through a special messenger.

The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim came up with the order and rule on a suo motu (voluntary) move following a report published on daily Jugantor today, ACC’s lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star.

The duo are facing charges of money laundering around Tk 165 crore.