Business tycoon, bank officials land in jail over loan scam

Our Correspondent | Published: 19:15, Apr 26,2018


Business tycoon Manjurul Ahsan Ferdaus is being taken to court after the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested him at Barisal over loan scam.-- New Age photo

A Barisal court on Thursday sent two bank officials and a business tycoon to jail after the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested them over loan scam.

Barisal additional chief metropolitan magistrate Anisur Rahman passed the order after Kotwali police produced them before the court. 

The arrested are businessman Manjurul Ahsan Ferdaus, owner of a fleet of luxury vessels Kirtakhola, Dhaka Bank’s Barisal branch manager in-charge Kazi Zafar Hasan and its senior principal officer M Hasan Ali.

ACC’s Barisal office deputy director and investigation officer of the case ABM Abdus Sabur said the three were arrested on Wednesday night and they were produced before the court on Thursday and it sent them to jail in the evening.   

The ACC official said the then manager of Barisal branch Dhaka Bank M Abdul Malek Hawledar had field a case of embezzling Tk 5.25 crore of the bank in the name of loan. Of the amount Tk 2.25 crore was embezzled by Manjurul Ahsan Ferdaus.

The commission its investigation found involvement of 12 people including five officials of Dhaka Bank, he said. And among them, the three were arrested on Wednesday night.

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