High Court: Most serious crimes are committed in banking sector

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The High Court today (July 26, 2022) observed that the most serious crimes are being committed in the banking sector of the country.

"If the offences continue to be committed, how will the country progress?" – the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat asked.

The High Court bench made the observation during hearing a petition filed by four Islami Bank officials, including one Abu Bakar, seeking bail in a loan-related corruption case over Tk 2.3 lakh.

The bench told the accused officials that the court would have sent them to jail in connection with the case, but did not do so as the amount is small.

Without granting bail, the court ordered the four accused petitioners to surrender to the trial court concerned in four weeks in connection with the case, Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Fowjia Akhter Popy told The Daily Star.

The ACC filed the graft case with its Rajshahi office against the four bank officials on charge of embezzling money from the Islami Bank's Shibganj branch in Chapainawabganj, the lawyer said.