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‘Khaleda Zia’s family is being investigated for money laundering’

  • Published at 08:42 PM September 13, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:02 AM September 14, 2017
‘Khaleda Zia’s family is being investigated for money laundering’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina answers a query during a PM's Q/A at the parliament on Tuesday, September 13, 2017 Focus Bangla

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also told the House that the government brought back some of the money siphoned off by Khaleda's youngest son Arafat Rahman Koko

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told parliament that the government is investigating the alleged money-laundering by the members of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family, vowing that appropriate actions will be taken against the perpetrators accordingly.

“After investigation, we’ll surely take steps to bring the money back based on the information that where and how it went out from the country,” she said.

The Prime Minister said this while replying to a supplementary question of Jatiya Party lawmaker Fakhrul Imam during PM’s question-answer session in parliament, reports UNB.

She said the government is aware about the GIN report that published on the siphoning off money by the family members of the BNP chief to various countries of the world.

“An investigation is on…we also have a system to investigate the money-laundering cases through a section under the Bangladesh Bank. The investigation is going on there.

“We’ll take appropriate measurers after scrutinising the facts through the investigation,” she said.

The premier said the government by the time has taken some steps regarding the matter.

The Prime minister also said the government already brought back some of the money siphoned off by Khaleda’s youngest son Arafat Rahman Koko.

“This was the first time in Bangladesh history that siphoned off money was brought back,” she told the House.

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