Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Dr Sabrina, Arif Chowdhury’s bank accounts freezed

Published 10:29 pm | July 14, 2020

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Online Desk : Bangladesh Bank has ordered to freeze all the bank accounts of JKG Healthcare and Oval Group chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury and its chief executive officer Ariful Chowdhury, and their all business establishments.

Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) under the central bank has sent a letter to all the commercial banks of the country on Tuesday asking them to freeze the bank accounts of JKG Healthcare and Oval Group chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury and its chief executive officer Ariful Chowdhury, and their business establishments.

In its letter, the BFIU also asked the banks concerned to informed it about the steps within the next five working days. It was stated in the letter that all the bank accounts of JKG Healthcare and Oval Group chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury and its chief executive officer Ariful Chowdhury, persons associated with them and their business establishments will remain freezed for the next 30 days under the clauses concerned of the Money Laundering Act.

It may be recalled that police arrested Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury, wife of JKG Health Care CEO Arif Chowdhury, following an interrogation at the office of Tejgaon deputy commissioner of DMP on Sunday (July 12).

Later in the day, she was also suspended from his post as a physician at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, said an order signed by Md Abdul Mannan, secretary of Health Service Division under Health Ministry.

Earlier on June 23, Tejgaon police detained six people including Arif over allegations of issuing fake coronavirus certificates and collecting money from patients.

According to allegations, JKG Healthcare charged Tk 5,000 from Bangladeshi patients and US$100 from foreign nationals for each Covid-19 test certificates.

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