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ACC imposes travel ban on 22 persons over 'casino involvement'

Published: October 23, 2019 18:09:13 | Updated: October 24, 2019 10:42:14


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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has imposed travel restriction on 22 graft suspects, who reportedly accumulated illegal wealth through Casino business, so that they cannot go abroad.

ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain sent a letter to the special police super (immigration) of Special Branch (SB) in this regard on Wednesday, ACC spokesman and public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said, reports BSS.

As part of a probe launched earlier against Casino owners, the national anti-graft agency imposed the ban on leaving the country against 22 people, including Awami League MP Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon.

Among them, a number of graft suspects were already arrested.

The ACC, in its letter, said there were allegations of money laundering against them and the commission in its preliminary probe found that they siphoned off money abroad.

The graft suspects are now trying to flee the country, the letter read.

That is why, the ACC asked police to take effective measures so that they cannot go abroad.

On September 30 last, the anti-corruption watchdog launched a probe against those who amassed illegal wealth through Casino business.

ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain was appointed as the team leader in the probe.

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