Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday arrested a former manager of Agrani Bank’s Bandarban Bazar Branch on the charge of swindling Tk 27,70,000 in collaboration with four others.
The arrestee is Nibaran Chandra Tanchangya, 59, son of late Surendra Lal Tanchangya.
He is now on leave preparatory to retirement (LPR), and was arrested from GEC area of port city on Sunday morning on a tip-off, said Deputy Director Muhammad Jafar Sadek Shibli of ACC Integrated District Office, Chattogram-2.
The Anti-Corruption Commission official said Nibaran along with four others, including three field workers of the bank and a broker, opened loan accounts forging local peoples’ documents and swindled money from the bank during fiscal years 2011-12 and 2012-13 in Bandarban.
Using the identification details of local farmers who cultivate ginger and turmeric, the five had withdrawn Tk 27.70 lakh as loan using 30 fake bank accounts, and embezzled the money, said Deputy Director Jafar.
The investigation began after the victims whose documents were forged, lodged complaints with ACC office and the allegations were later found true. Following the incident, Deputy Director Jafar Sadek filed the case accusing the five with ACC Integrated District Office, Chattogram-2.
The other accused are Kachi Ang Marma, 45, a broker, and Agrani Bank’s field workers -- Gayan Chakma, 50, Jotish Kumar Khisa, 40, and Dirandra Lal Chakma, 47.
Jafar said the Anti-Corruption Commission is looking for the other accused in the loan scam case.