30 June 2017, Fri, 7:54

Ruling party big fishes are looting public money and illegally deposit in foreign banks

Secretary General calls to reveal whitepaper to disclose the persons who are involved with money laundering

Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 30th June, 2017 condemning the increasing incidents of money laundering and smuggling from Bangladesh.

“In 2016, the amount of illegal deposit of the Bangladeshi citizens in different branches of the Swiss Bank have reached at 5,685 crore taka. In past one year, this deposit has increased by 1,150 crore taka with a growth rate of 19 percent. This information has been revealed from a report of the Swiss National Bank. The report further disclosed that though the illegal deposit of the Indian citizens are decreasing year by year but the illegal deposit of the Bangladeshi citizens are increasing alarmingly.

The influential personnel of the incumbent government are looting huge amount of money of the common peoples and laundering those money in order to deposit in different foreign banks. Misusing the power, they have conducted unprecedented looting and corruptions in various public and state owned banks and smuggling those money. There is no doubt that the ruling party big fishes are mostly involved with these misdeeds.

In this backdrop, I am urging the government to disclose the whitepapers in regards to this money laundering so that the countrymen could know the persons, involved with money laundering and smuggling. While the general masses are struggling to manage their bread and butter, the ruling party men are looting the public money in the name of corruption and smuggling those money in different foreign lands.

The concerned authorities must take effective steps to prepare and to disclose the whitepapers and also to bring the looted and smuggled money back into the country. I am also calling upon the countrymen to remain aware in this regard.