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Editors’ Council said there could investigations against any individual within the framework of law but seeking bank details of the top 11 leaders of a certain profession is motivated. Such a move was never taken against any specific profession in the past, the statement added.

The Editors’ Council statement further said such a move is a pressure and threat to journalism as an independent profession.

Editors’ Council president Mahfuz Anam and acting general secretary Dewan Hanif Mahmood signed the statement on behalf of the Council members.

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