OCs asked to submit arrest warrant reports
A Dhaka court yesterday again directed officers-in-charge of different police stations to submit reports by February 27 on execution of warrants against 17 accused in 11 graft cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
The cases were filed against 25 people, including Hall-Mark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam and Managing Director Tanvir Mahmud, for swindling Sonali Bank of over Tk 2,600 crore.
Judge Md Zahirul Haque of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the order as police failed to submit reports on execution of the arrest warrants issued on November 13 last year.
The court also rejected bail petitions of three accused-- former manager of Sonali Bank's Ruposhi Bangla Hotel branch AKM Azizur Rahman and deputy general managers Sheikh Altaf Hossain and Shafijuddin Ahmed.
The same court on November 13 last year took cognisance of charges against the accused.
In the 11 cases filed on October 4 of 2012, the ACC had sued 27 top officials of Sonali Bank and Hall-Mark Group for their alleged involvement in the scam.
The graft watchdog on October 7 last year pressed charges against 25 of them. Out of them seven are in jail, while Jasmine is out on bail.