Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday filed a case against four persons including two officials of Sonali Bank, for allegedly misappropriating Tk 4.9 crore from another state-run bank Bangladesh Development Bank Ltd (BDBL).
The accused are: Sonali Bank’s Agargaon branch executive officers Md Moslem and Abul Kalam Matubbar, proprietor of Green Printers Abul Hossain and managing director of AHB Textiles Ashraf Hossain Bakul.
ACC Assistant Director Jaynal Abedin filed the case with Paltan Model Police Station.
According to the case statement, the incident took place between March and May of 2012.
Abul Hossain runs a small-scale screen print business, and has a current account with Sonali Bank’s Agargaon branch.
Though Abul did not have enough manufacturing capacity, he applied for opening 23 inland letters of credit to AHB Textiles for buying cotton fabric. AHB Textiles maintained an account with BDBL’s principal branch.
Sonali Bank officials were aware of manufacturing capacity of Green Printers, but still approved his applications. They did not record it at related registers of the bank.
ACC found that AHB Textiles did not supply any goods, but its managing director Ashraf submitted fake documents in this regard to BDBL.
BDBL forwarded the documents to Sonali Bank’s Agargaon branch for issuing acceptance.
Moslem and Abul Kalam issued acceptance and BDBL accordingly paid Tk 4.9 crore to Ashraf, who opened the account with BDBL in March 2012.
Green Printers did not pay to Sonali Bank. To the date, the Agargaon Branch of Sonali Bank has not paid the money to BDBL.