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High Court order on writ for bringing back money from foreign banks on Thursday

Advocate Abdul Kaium Khan and Advocate Subir Nandi Das filed the writ on February 1

Update : 10 Feb 2021, 06:15 PM

The High Court has set Thursday to pass order on a writ seeking its direction for appropriate steps to bring back money laundered abroad by Bangladeshi citizens and companies and deposited to different foreign banks including Swiss Bank.

A High Court division virtual bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order on Wednesday, after holding hearing on the matter.

“The court heard the matter and set tomorrow [Thursday] to pass its order,” said Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik.

Advocate Abdul Kaium Khan took part in the hearing for the plea while Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Advocate Abdul Kaium Khan and Advocate Subir Nandi Das filed the writ with concerned wing of the High Court on February 1, also pleading the court to issue rule, asking as to why it shall not declare illegal the extreme failure and inaction of the respondents in bringing back the money deposited by Bangladeshi citizens and companies in different foreign banks including Swiss Bank.

Fifteen officials including Prime Minister’s Office secretary, attorney general, commerce secretary, foreign secretary, home secretary, law secretary and the ACC were made respondents in the writ.

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