A Barisal court on Wednesday sentenced three officials of Grameen Bank to 10-year imprisonment each for embezzlement of the bank’s fund.
The court also fined the three convicted Tk 5 lakh each or to serve more six months imprisonment in default after examining 12 witnesses and other evidences.
Dilip Kumar Bhoumik, judge of the divisional special tribunal, announced the verdict in presence of accused Ratan Prova Haldar, wife of Provash Manda, of Madra Bazar of Nesarabad upazila of Pirojpur.
Two other convicted but fugitive accused were Delwar Hossain, son of Joynul Abedin and Ibrahim Khalil, son of Moksed Ali, of Catiantala and Awria areas of Jessore.
The sentenced three accused were officials of Raepasha-Karapur branch of Grameen Bank, under Barisal sadar upazila.
Court sources said the accused embezzled Tk 85,000 showing as microcredit loans from the bank against nine clients from June 20, 2011 to July 7, 2011.
After receiving allegations from the clients the bank authorities suspended the officials and the Anti-Corruption Commission officials started investigation.
Assistant director of ACC Barisal office Wazed Ali Gazi lodged a case in this connection against the three accused on November 24, 2013.
Deputy director of ACC Nazimuddin submitted charge sheet against the three accused on February 26, 2015.
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