MP Shawon, 21 others ‘can’t travel abroad’

The logo of the Anti-Corruption Commission is seen in front of its building. File PhotoAs part of its investigation into illegal wealth of those involved in casino business, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has imposed a travel ban on 22 people, including Awami League MP Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon, reports UNB.
The national anti-graft body sent a letter, signed by the chief of the inquiry team and ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain, to Immigration Police of the Special Branch on Wednesday requesting it to take steps so that they cannot make any trip abroad.

On 30 September, the ACC launched investigation against those who amassed wealth through casino business.

Syed Iqbal Hossain was given the charge of inquiry while its director general (Special Investigation) Sayeed Mahbub Khan made investigation officer.

Earlier, Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) directed all scheduled banks to send account details of a number of people, including Nurunnabi and his wife Farzana Chowdhury Ratna.

Elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) launched the anti-crime drive on 18 September.

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