As part of the ongoing drives against illegal casino trade, corruption and unfair wealth, travel ban has been imposed on another ruling party lawmaker Mouazzam Hossain Ratan of Sunamganj-1, The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday imposed the embargo on travelling abroad of Mouazzam Hossain Ratan. The ACC authorities also sent a letter in this regard to the Immigration authorities at the Special Branch (SB) of Police.
Officials of the ACC said the letter with the travel embargo has been sent to the Immigration authorities by ACC Director Syed Iqbal Hossain. The letter sent to the ACC reads: ‘Lawmaker Mouazzam Hossain Ratan is accused of money laundering and he could take attempt of leaving the country to avert arrest. And that is why, necessary measures should be taken so that he could not leave the country.”
Earlier on Wednesday, the ACC imposed embargos on the traveling for two Awami League lawmakers along with 20 other leaders and businessmen. Those 22 persons were lawmaker Nur-un-Nobi Chawdhury Shawon in Bhola, lawmaker Shamsul Huq Chowdhury in Chattogram, Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, Dhaka City (South) Unit President of Jubo League, his associate Enamul Huq Arman, Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, Dhaka City (South) Organising Secretary of Jubo League, Jubo League leader SM Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim, Lokman Hossain Bhuiya, Director-in-Charge of Mohammedan Sporting Club, his wife Nabila Lokman, Krishok League leader Mohammad Shafiqul Alam Firoj, who was also the president of Kalabagan Krirachakra, Online Casino don Selim Prodhan and Dhaka City Corporation Ward Councilors Habibur Rahman Mizan and AKM Mominul Huq Sayeed, Gendaria Thana unit Awami League vice-president Enamul Huq Enu, his brother Rupam Bhuiya, who is also a joint secretary of Gendaria Thana Unit Awami League, central Jubu League leader Kazi Anisur Rahman, his wife Sumi Rahman, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, a former chief engineer of the Public Works Department, Mohammad Abdul Hye, a former chief additional engineer of the PWD, and Prashanta Halder, former managing director of NRB Global Bank, Wanderers Club employee Abul Kalam Azad, Zakir Enterprise owner Zakir Hossain at Kakrail and Shafiq Enterprise owner Shafiqul Islam at Segunbagicha.
Of them, Samrat, Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, GK Shamim, Lokman Hossain Bhuiya, Shafiqul Alam Firoj, Selim Prodhan, Enamul Huq Enu, Rupam Bhuiya, are arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).