The High Court (HC) has sought a list of Bangladeshi nationals who have dual citizenship or passports.
The court has ordered the superintendent of Special Branch of Police and superintendent of Immigration Police to submit the list by 28 February next.
In response to an appeal by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Justice Ahmed Sohel issued the order on Monday.
Following a query about names and details of Bangladeshi citizens who laundered money to Canada and other countries, the court issued this order.
Lawyer Khurshid Alam represented the ACC in the court and appealed for an order to submit a list of Bangladeshi nationals having dual citizenship or passports.
Earlier on 22 November this year, the HC ordered the authorities concerned to submit the names and addresses of Bangladeshi citizens who laundered money to Canada and other countries.
The court also issued a rule in this regard on that day.
Before this, on 18 November, the Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference spoke about the issue of money laundering by Bangladeshi citizens. Taking news reports on the issue into consideration, the HC issued a suo motu rule, and sought the list of money launderers.
On 17 December, the Anti-Corruption Commission submitted a list of money launderers to the court but the court was not satisfied with it.
Finally, the court on Monday fixed 28 February next year as the last date for submitting the comprehensive list of money launderers.