Mustafa Ali Noor
Immediately after receiving the required information from the banks and non-bank financial institutions, the government has imposed restrictions on Jubo League Chairman Omar Faruque Chowdhury from leaving the country.
A source in the Special Branch told this correspondent that all the immigration ports in the country have already been instructed to stop Omar Faruque Chowdhury from leaving the country. It said substantial evidence of connections between Chowdhury and those kingpins of casinos, gambling, extortion, tender manipulation, drug dealing rackets have already been found. Considering these facts, the government has imposed a ban on him from leaving the country.
Another source said, Omar Faruque Chowdhury’s expulsion from Jubo League is under process and he may also be detained on a number of specific charges, which includes money laundering.
It may be mentioned here that, Omar Faruque Chowdhury owns the share in a vernacular newspaper named Amader Orthoneeti [Our Economy] with ruling party lawmaker Aslamul Huq as well as few other controversial people.
Sources further said, at the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, country’s intelligence and law enforcing agencies are already preparing a list of criminals and corrupt individuals belong to various political parties, which includes few of the key figures in the former partners in the coalition government.
It said, there are serious allegations of corruption and money laundering against several leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Jatiyo Samajtantri Dal (JSD), Samyabadi Dol, Worker’s Party, and Jatiyo Party. “Some of the JSD leaders, in particular, became billionaires within the span of five years by abusing power under direct help from the party bigwigs.