High Court rules to return money sent to foreign lands Bangladesh
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High Court rules to return money sent to foreign lands

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 28 Feb 2021, 10:15 pm

Dhaka, February 26, 2021: The High Court has issued a rule asking why no order will be issued to bring back the money smuggled abroad from various Bangladeshi individuals and organizations, including Swiss banks.

Concerned parties have been asked to respond to this rule. On Sunday (February 28) with the hearing of the writ petition to return the smuggled money, the High Court Justice. A virtual bench comprising Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Mohiuddin Shamim passed the order.

Advocate Abdul Qayyum Khan and Subir Nandi Das appeared for the writ petition in the court today. Deputy Attorney General AKM Aminuddin Manik, Assistant Attorney General Mahjabin Rabbani Deepa and Anna Khanam Kali represented the state. In addition, the lawyer was in favor of the ACC. Khurshid Alam Khan.

Lawyer Subir Nandi Das said that the issue of punishment of Bangladeshis was added to the writ petition as their names appeared in various papers including Panama Papers. The court has also issued a rule on that. The ruling also asked why the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers would not be investigated.

The High Court had fixed Sunday (February 28) for further hearing and order in the matter.
It is learned that on February 1, advocates Abdul Qayyum Khan and Subir Nandi Das filed the writ petition. Rite Musa bin Shamser and others were asked to bring back the money smuggled from Bangladesh to various foreign banks, especially Swiss banks.

In the writ petition, 15 persons including Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister, Attorney General, Secretary of Commerce, Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary, Law Secretary, ACC, Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Inspector General of Police have been named as defendants. The report includes reports published in various local and foreign newspapers.