Atiur made scapegoat
National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman yesterday said former Bangladesh Bank governor, Atiur Rahman, who resigned recently following a cyber heist which netted around $101 million of the central bank, has been made a “scapegoat”.
The person at the top must take responsibility and there is no scope to avert responsibilities, he said without elaborating, adding that none have been punished so far over Tk 4,000 crore being embezzled and a bank going bankrupt.
The stepping down of an honest person will not solve the problem, he told a human chain organised by Khelaghar in front of the capital's Jatiya Press Club protesting “child killings throughout the country”. “It is strange and ridiculous too that when a governor left, another one was recruited instantly...But search committees are formed to appoint deputy governors. But there is no search committee to find the chief,” Mizanur said. “The nation wants to know the reason behind forming search committees,” he added.