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Rizvi at press conference

The ruling party people had smuggled money of corruption and looting to Swiss banks

30 Jun, 2017 15:58:00

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party central office on Friday accused the ruling party people for siphoning off money looted from local banks to Swiss banks.

The party came up with the accusation mentioning to newspapers reports revealed on Friday that amount of depositing money from Bangladesh in Swiss banks had climbed up in 2016 compared to 2015 whereas the amount of depositing money in Swiss banks from other countries in the world had went down.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party central office said the ruling party people had smuggled money of corruption and looting to Swiss banks.

He said the finance minister on Thursday, in parliament, termed the country’s banking sector condition as very ‘vulnerable’.

Everybody believes that looting money from banks was smuggled to the Swiss banks, Rizvi continued.

He said ‘ruling party’s top-level people’ were involved into smuggling, and if not so, the finance minister would not be ‘helpless’ to take action against them. ,

Referring to newspaper reports Rizvi said amount of money deposited by Bangladeshi people in Swiss banks in 2016 stood at 66.10 crore Swiss franc equivalent to about Tk 5,685 crore while amount of deposited money from Bangladesh in Swiss banks in 2015 was nearly 55 crore Swiss franc equivalent to Tk 4,730 crore.

That means amount of deposited money increased nearly Tk 1,000 crore compared to 2015, he added.

Swiss National Bank, central bank of Switzerland, on Thursday revealed annual report on ‘Banks in Switzerland 2016’, Rizvi said adding that the information of depositing money from Bangladesh has been collected from the SNB annual report.

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