The bank accounts of 11 journalist leaders of 4 organizations including the president and secretary of the National Press Club have been summoned. Last week, the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) issued a letter to the banks in response to a demand from a government agency. The letter requested that this information be provided by Monday (September 13).
The 11 journalist leaders on the list are: Farida Yasmin, President of the National Press Club (supported by the Awami League), Ilias Khan, General Secretary (supported by the BNP), Abdul Quader Gani Chowdhury, President of the Dhaka Journalists Union (DUJ), Abdul Quader Gani Chowdhury of the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ). ) General Secretary. Shahidul Islam and Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu, President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) (BNP-backed) M Abdullah and Secretary General Nurul Amin Rokon, President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) (Awami League-backed) Mollah Jalal and Acting Secretary General Abdul Majid, President of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) And General Secretary Mashiur Rahman Khan.
The letter to the banks states that if any type of bank account has been operated in the name of these 11 journalists in your branch now or in the past, soft copy of all account information (list of accounts with all documents), account opening form, KYC, profile form, TP and similar documents and updates. The transaction details were requested to be sent to the Money Laundering Prevention Department by Monday (September 13).
The BFIU has sought all kinds of information on the bank accounts maintained by the senior journalists, including account opening forms with all documents, KYC, transaction profile, transaction details by Tuesday, according to reports.