Exiled son of Bangladeshi ex-premier charged with money laundering


Bangladesh’s anti-graft authorities on Tuesday charged Tarique Rahman, the eldest son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia, and one of his aides in a money-laundering lawsuit, officials said.

An official of the Anti-Corruption Commission lodged the accusation with a magistrate court, accusing Rahman and his business associate Giasuddin al-Mamun of siphoning off nearly 3.5 million dollars to Singapore from 2003 to 2006.

Magistrate Konika Biswas accepted the complaint, said Mohammad Ibrahim, an official at the Anti-Corruption Commission who has investigated the allegations since October.

Rahman, the senior vice chairman of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has been accused in 14 graft cases. He has been in London since his release on bail in 2008 to receive medical treatment.


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