• Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ACC okays charge sheets in 14 Sonali loan scam cases

Unb, Dhaka

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today approved charge sheets in 14 cases against 12 people, including 11 officials of Sonali Bank, for allegedly swindling the state-owned bank.

The approval came at a regular meeting of the commission, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told the news agency.

The charge sheets will be filed with court soon against Managing Director of TN Bothers Taslim Hasan and 11 former senior officials of Sonali Bank, including general managers Noni Gopal Nath and Mir Mohidur Rahman, Deputy General Manager AKM Azizur Rahman, Assistant General Manger Saiful Hasan and Executive Officer Abdul Matin.

Earlier on May 6, the anti-graft watchdog approved charge sheets in 10 cases against 21 people, including 10 officials of Sonali Bank, for allegedly swindling nearly Tk 19 crore out of the state-owned bank.

On January 1, 2013, the ACC filed 26 cases against 35 officials of Sonali Bank and five other companies, including former managing director of the bank Humayun Kabir and managing director of Hall-Mark Group Tanvir Mahmud for misappropriating more than Tk 350 crore (funded) from the Ruposhi Bangla branch of the bank.

ACC Deputy Director Mir Zainul Abedin Shibly and assistant directors Moshiur Rahman and M Nazmus Saadat conducted investigations into the 14 cases.

Published: 5:31 pm Sunday, June 01, 2014

Last modified: 9:02 pm Sunday, June 01, 2014

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