A Faridpur court yesterday sentenced three people including two officials of United Commercial Bank Ltd (UCBL) to different jail terms and fines in a corruption case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Faridpur Special Judge's Court of Mohammad Motiar Rahman delivered the verdict.
The convicts are SF Saha Farid, the then manager of UCBL's Faridpur branch and presently an assistant vice president of the bank's head office in Dhaka; Murad Morshed, the then senior officer at the same branch of UCBL and presently an assistant vice president of the bank's Barishal branch; and Rabiul Haque from Komlapur area in Faridpur town, said Public Prosecutor (PP) Sharif Kowsar Rahman.
A fourth accused, Kabirul Islam, was acquitted by the court, the PP added.
Each of SF Saha Farid and Murad Morshed were sentenced to three years imprisonment. Each of them was also fined Tk 50,000, in default of which, each will have to serve an additional three months in jail.
Rabiul Haque, who is still absconding, was handed down three years' imprisonment and a fine of Tk 37,62,333. In default of payment, he will have to serve an additional six months in jail, added PP Kowsar.
According to the case statement, Rabiul embezzled Tk 37,62,333 out of UCBL's Faridpur branch with the connivance of SF Saha and Murad -- two employees of the branch at the time.
On November 15, 2011, then deputy director of the ACC in Faridpur Abu Bakkar filed the case with Kotwali Police Station in Faridpur against four people.