The ACC also requested the BFIU to take initiatives to seek information about the couple’s house in Thailand, their two bank accounts there, and another bank account in Malaysia
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sought information from 59 banks and two real estate companies about the wealth of Shamima Nur Papiya, an expelled Jubo Mohila league leader, and on her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon.
The ACC has also requested the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) to get information on the couple's house in Thailand, their two bank accounts there, and another bank account in Malaysia.
ACC Deputy Director Shahin Ara Momtaz wrote to the managing directors of the 59 banks in this regard on Sunday, said ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.
The anti-graft body wants details of the couple's individual and joint accounts, accounts opened in name of companies they own, term deposits, and their financial statements.
In the letters, the ACC also wanted to know if the accused had taken loans against any collateral, how much of the loans have been repaid, and information on their saving certificates and credit cards.
The ACC also wrote to a real estate company which rented-out a building to Papiya for her car showroom near the FDC gate area, and to another real estate company which rented-out two flats in the Indira Road area of Dhaka to Papiya and her husband. The anti-corruption watchdog has sought the original rental agreements and information on payment of their rent.
Earlier, the ACC sought information on Papiya's guest list and copies of the bills and vouchers from the Westin Dhaka Hotel.
On February 22, the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Papiya, who is an expelled general secretary of Jubo Mohila League's Narsingdi district unit, and her husband along with their accomplices from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. They were carrying counterfeit bank notes, foreign currency, and around Tk2.5 lakh in cash.
The Rab later raided Papiya's flats in Farmgate and seized a foreign-made pistol, two magazines, 20 bullets, five bottles of foreign-made liquor and Tk5.8 crore in cash, credit and debit cards of different banks from there.
The Rab filed three separate cases against them at the Airport and at the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police stations.
A Dhaka court granted five-day remand in each case against all the accused.
The ACC started probing her wealth a week after Rab arrested Papiya and her accomplices.