ACC approves charge sheets in Tk 25cr embezzlement cases

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 01:54, Feb 15,2019

 
 

Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday approved charge sheets against seven people, including Standard Bank’s former vice-chairman Harun-or-Rashid, in three cases filed over embezzlement of around Tk 25 crores.
ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee said the approval came at the commission’s regular meeting. He said they would submit the charge sheets in court soon.
Others accused are M/S Rahman Steel Corporation proprietor Talukdar Abdur Rahman, Mercantile Bank’s former vice-chairman Mrinal Pal, its former first assistant vice-president Paritosh Kumar Dhar, Standard Bank’s former first assistant vice-president Mohammad Jabedul Islam, its former assistant officer Muhammad Jahurul Alam and former probationary officer Mohammad Saiful Hasan.
ACC filed the cases with Sitakunda model police station.
The first one accuses them of embezzling Tk 4.99 crores in the pretext of paying accommodation bills. The second was filed over the embezzlement of Tk 10.3 crores and the third one over the misappropriation of Tk 9.76 crores.
The accused colluded with each and took the money from the Madambibir Hat branch of Mercantile Bank and Agrabad branch of Standard Bank Ltd in Chattogram using fake documents and forgery, according to case documents.
ACC assistant director Jahid Kalam and assistant director mamunur Rashid Chowdhury were investigation officers in the cases.

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