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HC: Why should directives not be given to refund unipay2u depositor?

  • Published at 09:42 pm August 26th, 2020
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File photo of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Dhaka Tribune

Six unipay2u officials, including its chairman and manager, were sentenced to jail  for 12 years for laundering around Tk1,351 crore via multi-level marketing scam

The High Court has issued a rule asking the concerned government offices why directives should not be given to refund Tk3.05 crore to a depositor of unipay2u Bangladesh Limited in accordance with a trial court verdict.

The bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Mohammad Ali came up with the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by Md Mazur Hossain Manzur, a depositor of unipay2u.

Advocate Ziaul Haque and Saifuzzaman Tuhin stood for the hearing on behalf of writ.

The court also asked the respondents to explain in four weeks why their failure to refund the money to Manzur should not be declared illegal.

Among others, secretaries to the ministries of finance, law and home, the governor of Bangladesh Bank, chairman of unipay2u Bangladesh Limited, and representatives of Brac Bank, City Bank, and NCC Bank – where money had been deposited – were made respondents to the rule. 

According to lawyers, on January 23, 2019, a Dhaka court sentenced 12 years rigorous imprisonment to six officials of unipay2u including its chairman and manager in a case filed for laundering around Tk1,351 crore through a multi-level marketing.

The court had also directed the authorities concerned to take steps to refund the money to the depositors. But the respondents did not take any step to refund the money.

On January 25, 2011, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case with Shahbagh police station against the officials of unipay2u with charge of amassing money by cheating people.

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