• Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sonali Bank files 15th case against Hall-Mark

Star Online Report

State-run Sonali Bank today filed another case against a company of Hall-Mark Group and the group’s Managing Director Tanvir Mahmud for taking over Tk 13.62 crore in loans on fake documents.

Abdus Salam, executive officer of the bank's Ruposhi Bangla Hotel branch, filed the case with Money Loan Court-1 in Dhaka this morning.

Tanvir, Hall-Mark Chairperson Jasmine Islam and Hall-Mark Baby Flatbed Printing Limited have been made accused in the case for taking Tk 13,62,08,823 from the branch of the bank.

With this, the bank filed a total of 15 cases against Jasmine and Tanvir over the same allegation between March and May.

Sonali Bank started filing the cases after it failed to get buyers for the mortgaged assets of Hall-Mark. The bank auctioned some assets, including lands, last month, but got no buyer.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed 11 cases against 27 persons of Hall-Mark and its lender Sonali Bank in October 2012 and pressed charges against 25 of them in October last year on money laundering allegation.

Seven accused, including Tanvir, are now in jail while Jasmine is on bail and 17 others are absconding.

Hall-Mark alone took away Tk 2,686 crore from the branch on forged documents between 2010 and 2012. The scam shook the country when it came to light in May 2012.

Published: 11:58 am Monday, June 30, 2014

Last modified: 9:50 pm Monday, June 30, 2014

TAGS: Sonali Bank Anti-Corruption Commission Hall-Mark Group Managing Director Tanvir Mahmud

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