Update December 21, 2020

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HC wants list of dual citizens

Online Desk

The High Court on Monday sought a list of those holding dual citizenship and passports in Bangladesh.

The court ordered Special Branch superintendent of police (immigration) to submit the list by February 28 next year after collecting information, including names and addresses of money launderers to Canada and other countries.

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order as the ACC’s lawyer pleaded for the court order.

Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan stood for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state during hearing.

On November 22, the HC sought detail information of the money launderers from the authorities concerned.

The court ordered the authorities concerned, including finance secretary, ACC chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman and Bangladesh Bank governor and the Dhaka deputy commissioner, to submit the report by December 17.

The HC also issued a rule asking them to explain this matter within the next four weeks.

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