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Names of 13,931 Bangladeshis with dual citizenships, passports sent to HC

The immigration department of police today sent a report, containing the names and addresses of 13,931 Bangladeshi nationals with dual citizenships and dual passports, to the attorney general’s office for placing it to the High Court.

In the report, the immigration officials have mentioned the present addresses of 13,931 Bangladeshi nationals at home and foreign countries concerned, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Anna Khanam Koli, who received the report from immigration, told The Daily Star.

She could not say whether the immigration officials have mentioned in the report the particulars of Bangladeshi nationals with dual citizenships and dual passports, who have purchased or built houses abroad by laundering money.

“The report which I have received from the immigration department on dual citizenships and dual passports contains few thousand pages. I cannot say details about its contents. I will submit it to the High Court on Thursday,” AAG Anna Khanam Koli added.

On December 21 last year, the HC sought a list of names and addresses of Bangladeshi nationals with dual citizenships and dual passports, who have purchased or built houses abroad by laundering money.

 

While hearing a Suo moto (voluntary) rule issued on November 22 last year, the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel asked the head of the immigration department under the Special Branch to submit the list after collecting information from records of three international airports — Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram, and MAG Osmani International Airport in Sylhet — in the country.

Earlier on the same day, the same HC bench issued an injunction to restrain people from laundering money abroad and directed intelligence agencies to take appropriate steps to stop money laundering.

Source: The Daily Star

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