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If govt, ACC seek any info on Bangladeshis’ deposits to Swiss banks: HC

By :The Report Desk
Published : Aug 11, 2022 01:36:00 PM | Latest

The High Court has wanted to know whether the government and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had sought any specific information on the money deposited with Swiss banks by Bangladeshi citizens.

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order on a suomuto (voluntary) move on Thursday following reports published on different newspapers on the statement made by Switzerland Ambassador to Bangladesh.  

The HC ordered state counsel Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik and ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan to convey the court about this issue by next Sunday (August 14, 2022).

It also fixed that day (August 14, 2022) for passing further order on this matter.

Switzerland Ambassador to Bangladesh Nathalie Chuard reportedly said Bangladesh has never sought any specific information on the money deposited with the banks of Switzerland by its citizens.

Earlier following a writ petition, the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim on February 28 last year wanted to know the names, addresses, and current status of the Bangladeshis who deposited laundered money in overseas banks.

The court asked the authorities and the ACC to give details of such individuals and organisations to it by March 30 last year.

But a little progress has been made since then.