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12:00 AM, March 26, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:04 AM, March 26, 2019

Sonali Bank Graft Case

ACC okays charge-sheet against twelve

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday approved charge sheet against 12 persons, including former officials of Sonali Bank, in a case filed for misappropriating Tk 39 crore.

The accused are: Managing Director of Fair Chemicals Fakhrul Islam and Director Fatema Islam, former general manager of Sonali Bank Shawkat Ali, Deputy General Manager Abdul Kadir Khan, clerk Abdul Matin, supporting Sub-Staff Md Sarwardy, deed writer of Kaliakair Sub-Registry Office Sanwar Hossain, Baker Hossain, Jamir Hossain, Jarina Aktar, Omar Faruk and Abdul Wahab.

In its probe ACC found that Fair Chemicals took Tk 22.3 crore from Sonali Bank as loan. Later, in 2004, it stood at Tk 37.22 crore as principal plus interest.

Fair Chemicals had mortgaged 83.25 decimal land in Kaliakair, including the buildings, factories, machines and equipment that are set up on the land, against the loan.

Subsequently, with help from Matin and Sarwardy, Fakhrul sold a part of the land to Baker, Jarina, Jamir and Faruk. He also sold some of the machines.

During the process, Sonali Bank officials Shawkat and Kadir neither inspected the property nor directed any bank officers to look into the matter.

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