‘Begum Para’ in Canada: ACC seeks a record of folks who acquired properties

The Anti-Corruption Fee requested the governing administration to supply a checklist of its officers who personal properties in “Begum Para” of Toronto, Canada.

“We are searching into the matter and sought a listing from the authorities,” ACC Secretary Dilwar Bakth informed reporters yesterday at his office in the capital’s Segunbagicha.

The ACC commissioner has by now talked about the make any difference, he explained.

“Once we get [the list], we will get started working.”

On Sunday, the Superior Court requested the ACC chairman, secretaries worried of the ministries of residence and international affairs, governor of Bangladesh Bank and its monetary intelligence unit, chairman of Board of Earnings, and the deputy commissioner of Dhaka to post the facts, which include names and addresses, of the people who launder cash abroad, to the court by December 17.

Issuing an injunction to restrain men and women from laundering dollars abroad, the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel directed intelligence agencies to choose ideal steps to prevent the laundering of dollars.

Prashanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder, who together with some others misappropriated at least Tk 10,200 crore from 4 non-banking economic establishments, bought homes and released a enterprise in Canada, ACC resources explained.

Like him, quite a few Bangladeshis have acquired lavish households in “Begum Para”, paying out millions laundered out of Bangladesh. Primarily, the wives and small children of Bangladeshi millionaires are living in these residences in an place in Toronto, consequently the title Begum Para.

In accordance to a report printed in this newspaper on November 20, the “Begum Para” has arrive up in numerous political discussions in Bangladesh.

International Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen a short while ago raised eyebrows stating that federal government officials are forging in advance of politicians in the race to purchase deluxe households in Begum Para. The minister spoke to The Everyday Star on this difficulty above the telephone on November 19.