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BB asked to confiscate bank shares of Bangabandhu killers

  • Published at 10:23 pm October 3rd, 2016
  • Last updated at 04:03 pm October 4th, 2016
BB asked to confiscate bank shares of Bangabandhu killers
The Bank and Financial Institutions Division has directed Bangladesh Bank to take necessary steps for confiscating Jubilee Bank shares of two self proclaimed killers of Bangabandhu. Earlier, Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), the military intelligence agency, sent a letter to the division regarding the issue, according to a letter from BFID issued to central bank Governor Fazle Kabir on Monday. Col (retd) Syed Farooq Rahman and Col (dismissed) Khandaker Abdur Rashid hold 85,000 shares of the bank, according to the letter signed by Assistant Secretary Md Mufakarur Uddin Khokon. Price of each share is Tk25. The central bank was also asked to take actions against corrupt staff and management of the bank, said an official of the banking division, seeking anonymity. The bank was established in Khoksa upazila in Kushtia in 1913. In 1985, BB gave its permission to run the bank with no branches. Convicts in Bangabandhu murder case - Farooq and Bazlul Huda - were hanged on January 27, 2010, while Col (dismissed) Rashid has been a fugitive for the last 30 years. Four days ago, the parliament unanimously adopted a resolution to confiscate all movable and immovable assets of the convicted killers of Bangabandhu and war criminals. Assets of Bangabandhu killers, who were hanged, would be confiscated through enacting a law, said Law Minister Anisul Huq. But in case of the absconding killers, no law was required, he added.