Unexpected issue of bank accounts of journalist leaders: Home Minister

 Ctg Desk |  Monday, September 20th, 2021 |  12:04 pm

The issue of bank accounts of journalist leaders is unexpected. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that he did not know anything about this before. He said the issue of letters to journalists asking for bank accounts was completely unexpected.

After hearing the statements of the journalist leaders, the Home Minister said, “I completely agree with you. The events have happened unexpectedly. In fact, I did not know. Even the Information Minister probably did not know anything.

He further said, “I have talked to the governor of Bangladesh Bank about how this incident actually happened. He also spoke of a letter like yours. I have seen the origin of that letter. I think the letter went through a misunderstanding. I personally think the letter should not have been given like this. Let’s take a look at it. I will take action to find out what happened from where.

In the letter given by the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) summoning the bank accounts of 11 journalist leaders, your reputation must have been tarnished. You are in pain. We can’t do anything in that place, but we will make sure that it doesn’t happen in the future. I’m talking to everyone. I am talking with NSI, CID, SB, Bangladesh Bank and others. I will sit with them. So that such incidents are not repeated.

Among the journalist leaders present were Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, journalist leader Abul Kalam Azad, Quddus Afrad, Sajjad Hossain Tapu, Omar Farooq, Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan and others.

At that time, the journalist leaders said, the government can hold everyone accountable in the name of the person. But here the identity of the leader of the journalist organization has been sought. Why was the identity of the organization asked without informing the policy makers of the government? Moreover, it was not stated which company wanted it. What was found when it was sought is also made public.