Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has levelled hefty money laundering allegations against BNP leaders, including Tarique Rahman, backed by evidence from top global watchdogs.
Joy shared an “investigative” video report accompanied by a text, “A whistleblower on who, how, when, and where laundered money from Bangladesh” from his verified Facebook page which described how the BNP leaders siphoned off a huge amount of money during the party’s last tenure (2001- 2006).
Among them, according to the video report, Khaleda Zia’s elder son, Tarique Rahman stashed over Tk 20 crore in the account of his friend, Gias Uddin Al Mamun, with CitiBank in Singapore.
Even an FBI official testified in a money laundering case against Tarique, said the report mentioning that money laundering a disease.
Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat (Koko) illegally transferred a huge amount of money to Singapore during the BNP’s tenure between 2001 and 2006, the video report mentioned.
A portion of money siphoned off by him — more than 3 million Singaporean dollars — was brought back by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in three phases. His corruption was even detailed on the FBI website, according to the video.
In the Paradise Papers, many BNP leaders were named, including Abdul Awal Mintoo, former adviser to the BNP chairperson, his wife, and three sons, according to the video report that mentioned that wherever there was an investigation into corruption in the world, names of BNP leaders surfaced.
The infamous Panama Papers named 34 Bangladeshis, individuals and organisations, for involvement in money laundering, according to the video report.
Among them are M Morshed Khan, former foreign minister of the BNP-led government, and his son Faisal Morshed Khan, it mentioned.
The video mentioned that these global watchdogs do not care if somebody is in power or not — so they would expose Awami League leaders for similar corruption if they could — but they have not.
Recently, Pandora’s papers leaked around 12 million secret documents.
“Be it Pandora’s Papers or Panama Papers, no global corruption watchdog has ever named any top-level leader of Awami League. But, BNP leaders were named everywhere,” according to the video report.