ACC interrogates 3 AB Bank officials

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:33, Mar 14,2018 | Updated: 00:35, Mar 14,2018

 
 

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday interrogated three high officials of AB Bank over alleged laundering of Tk 165 crore to the United Arab Emirates.
The three officials of the bank are - head of corporate treasury Mohammad Mahfuz Ul Islam, head of offshore banking unit Mohammad Lokman and senior vice-president MN Azim.
The commission assistant director Gulshan Anowar interrogated the officials at its head office interrogation cell, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.
On January 25, the ACC filed a case in this link accusing eight people including the three bank officials, he said.
According to the ACC findings, the eight suspects laundered the money in collusion with each other between September 2013 and February 2014 in gross violation of the country’s law and regulation.
During interrogation on December 28 in 2017, Wahid admitted that he was involved in the money laundering, said ACC officials.
According to the ACC findings, AB Bank’s board of directors approved investments worth $20 million in Dubai in December 2013 by Singapore-based fundraising and investment company Pinnacle Global Fund Pte Ltd.
It said in February 2014, the unit laundered the money to an account at the UAE-based Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
Bangladesh Bank sent its probe report in this regard to the ACC on November 15.
Following media reports, Wahidul Haque resigned as AB Bank vice-chairman and Selim Ahmed and Fahimul Haque as directors.

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