Banker held on Tk 4.5cr graft charge
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday arrested a senior bank official in connection with misappropriation of Tk 4.5 crore of the state-run bank by submitting false documents.
An ACC team arrested Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, former manager of Sonali Bank's principal branch in Bagerhat and incumbent senior principal officer of general manager office in Khulna.
Assistant Director Abul Hashem Kazi said Mujibur in collaboration with Senior Officer Sheikh Mahfuzur Rahman Babu, another officer and 12 clients created fake documents against the Secure Over Draft (SOD) of 150 clients between 2012 and 2015.
With the help of these fake documents, they took loan of about Tk 4.5 crore, he added.
When the matter came to light during internal audit in September 2015, Babu went into hiding.
Mujibur was withdrawn from his post. On October 1, 2015, new manager of the branch Khan Bablur Rahman filed a case with Bagerhat police against Babu bringing allegations of forgery and misappropriation.
The case was later handed over to the ACC for investigation.
Kazi said he has found involvement of three bank officials including Mujibur and Babu and 12 clients.
Arrested at Nurnagar in Khulna city, Mujibur was later handed over to Sonadanga model police.