The BFIU is looking for the bank details of Dr Yunus
The central bank’s Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has requested the account details of Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.
The BFIU sent letters to banks on Thursday requesting information about all types of accounts held by Dr Yunus and the credit card transactions he made.
The agency also asked the former managing director of Grameen Bank to send the transaction records to the BFIU by Tuesday.
According to a source from the BFIU, various agencies were approached to provide information on the banking transactions of the person concerned. In the case of Dr. Yunus, no such organization has requested such information. Bangladesh Bank requested this information for its own purposes.
Earlier in 2016, Bangladesh Bank and the National Board of Revenue (NBR) collected information on the bank accounts of Dr Yunus and his family members.
Dr. Younus had been the Managing Director of Grameen Bank since its inception in 1983. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 jointly with Grameen Bank.
However, the government removed him as MD in 2011 due to his retirement age.
Dr Yunus then took the High Court to challenge the government’s decision but lost the legal battle.
At the time, lawmakers from various European countries, as well as then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urged the government to change its decision in favor of Dr Yunus.
In 2007-08, Dr Yunus decided to float his political party with the support of civil society after the then caretaker government took strict legal action against the leaders of two major political parties – Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina.
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