2 bank officers, vessel owner sent to jail
A Barisal court yesterday denied bail and sent to jail, three persons including two bank officials and a vessel owner in a case filed over a loan scam.
Abu Sayeed, director of Anti Corruption Commission Barisal divisional office, said the trio was arrested from different locations of Barisal city on Wednesday night and handed over to Barisal Kotwali Police Station.
The arrestees are Manjurul Ahsan Ferdous, owner of Kirtankhola launch fleet on Barisal-Dhaka route; Kazi Zafar Hasan, manager-in-charge of Dhaka Bank Limited Barisal Branch and Hasan Ali, credit-in-charge of the same bank.
ABM Abdus Sabur, deputy director of ACC and investigation officer (IO) of the case, said in 2013 bank manager Abdul Malek filed a compliant with the ACC accusing the trio of misappropriating Tk 5.25cr by taking loan using false wealth statements.
ACC investigated the allegation and found Tk 2.25cr were misappropriated by the vessel owner Manjurul Ahsan Ferdous with the help of the bank officials.
A case was later lodged by ACC in this regard accusing 12 persons, ACC official added.