A Dhaka court today ordered the authorities concerned to freeze 88 bank accounts of five accused, including a former Awami League leader of Faridpur, in a Tk 2000 crore money laundering case.
The accused are: Sajjad Hossain alias Barkat, former general secretary of Awami League's Faridpur unit; 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 Uttam Kumar Biswas, assistant superintendent of police of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), submitted an application to freeze their bank accounts.
SM Miraj Al Mahmud, a CID inspector, lodged the case against the two brothers under the money laundering act with Kafrul Police Station on June 26.
According to the case statement, the duo amassed huge amount of wealth after they won contracts from various government departments in the district including LGED, BRTA, and roads and highways through manipulation since 2010.
They were also allegedly involved in drug trading and grabbing land. The two became owners of around 23 buses, several trucks and cars.