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'People close to prime minister laundered Tk86,000cr'

  • Published at 01:12 pm September 15th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:13 pm September 15th, 2017
'People close to prime minister laundered Tk86,000cr'
In the wake of Prime Minister's statement in parliament about siphoning off money abroad by Khaleda Zia’s family and BNP leaders, party’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Friday alleged that Tk 86,000cr has been laundered alone by persons close to Sheikh Hasina. Speaking at a discussion, he also said Sheikh Hasina brought a false allegation of siphoning off money by BNP leaders and Khaleda Zia’s family as a trick to divert people's attention to a different direction from Rohingya crisis, reports UNB.
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"You're spending Tk100 for a work worth of Tk1 in the name of different projects and mega projects as you've been in power by force. Different international organisations have estimated that people close to the prime minister have alone siphoned off Tk86,000cr abroad from Bangladesh,” he said. The BNP leader said no one is now raising voice against corruption by the ruling party men in fear of reprisal as the country under “Awami League misrule.”
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"Those who collected information about the corruption and money laundering by the ruling party men cannot dare present their findings out of fear. But different foreign media and researchers are observing it closely." He added: "Rohingya people are dying every day for lack of food, treatment and shelter. The prime minister came up with the allegation of laundering Tk1,200cr (by Khaleda Zia’s family and BNP leaders) to hush up the horrible situation. She also did it to keep people busy with the issue and divert the attention of people and the international community to a different direction from Rohingya crisis."
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Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told parliament that the government is investigating the alleged money-laundering by the members of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's family, saying that appropriate actions will be taken against them accordingly. "After investigation, we'll surely take steps to bring the money back based on the information that where and how it went out from the country," she said while replying to a supplementary question of Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam during PM's question-answer session in parliament.
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He also accused Hasina of patronising corrupt people as she branded former Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain as a patriot after an international organisation accused him of indulging in corruption in Padma bridge project.
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