Swechchhasebak League President Molla Mohammad Abu Kawser has been relieved of his post, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader disclosed today.
The message regarding his removal has already been conveyed to Kawser, said Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister.
He was addressing reporters after attending an extended meeting of AL Dhaka city (north) at Dhanmondi in the morning.
The minister revealed the decision two days after National Board of Revenue (NBR) asked banks to freeze all accounts of Molla Abu Kawser.
The NBR on Monday also directed banks to freeze accounts of his spouses and business firms in its bid to look into their tax compliance.
The banks were asked to provide within seven days the details of their accounts since July 2012.
Molla Abu Kawser is also the president of Dhaka Wanderers Club, which is among the clubs that had been closed on charges of running illegal casinos.
Since the government launched a drive against corruption and illegal gambling last month, several top leaders of Jubo League and Krishak League have been arrested and are facing multiple investigations.
The NBR last week asked banks to freeze the accounts of recently removed Jubo League president Omar Faruk, his wife, three sons and two business entities: Lake View Properties and RAO Construction Ltd.
Since September 18, the law enforcers have been conducting drives against illegal casinos, bars, and spa and have arrested some top leaders of the ruling Awami League’s youth front Jubo League and other associate bodies.