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Freezing of accounts of Faruq, his wife ordered
 
DHAKA, April 15 (BSS) - The Bangladesh Bank (BB) ordered freezing of all the bank accounts of Omar Faruq Talukder and his wife Marzia Farhana soon after getting a request from Railways Minister Suranjit Sengupta today.

Earlier in a short press briefing, the minister mentioned that he would request the central bank to freeze bank accounts of Faruq.

Faruq, assistant private secretary (APS) to the railways minister, was fired from his job for carrying an undocumented amount of Taka 70 lakh in his car last week along with two railway officials.

The Financial Intelligence Unit of the sent a directive to chief executives of all the schedule banks today, Director of the central bank M Mahfuzur Rahman told BSS.

He said the BB also asked them to submit reports on Faruq's and his wife's bank accounts within seven days.

Earlier in the day, Suranjit fired his APS Faruq and suspended general manager of railways Yusuf Ali Mridha and divisional commandant of its security force Enamul Huq.

The minister also ordered suspension of the department's ongoing recruitment process as investigations were underway into last week's cash scandal.
 
 
 
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