ACC sues five for embezzling Tk 258cr from Agrani Bank

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:58, Apr 04,2019

 
 

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday filed a case against Chattogram based Marrine Vegetable Oil Ltd chairman and managing director and three Agrani Bank officials for embezzling around Tk 258 crore form the bank.
The accused are — Marrine Vegetable Oil Ltd chairman Tipu Sultan and managing director Jahir Ahmed and Agrani Bank’s Agrabad branch manager Tripad Chakma, former deputy general manager Beleyat Hossain and former senior principal officer M Ramiz Uddin.
The commission assistant director, Muhammad Neamul Ahsan Gazi, filed the case with Double Mooring police station in Chattogram city.
According to the complaint, Marrine Vegetable Oil, a concern of Nurjahan Group, took borrowed Tk 280 crore with 20 per cent interest rate for 120 days from the bank for importing 35,000 metric tonnes of palm oil from Malaysia and Indonesia in 2011.
Later, the company deposited Tk 22 crore with the bank and submitted eight import documents to the bank for releasing a portion of the goods from the Chattogram port.
The company released the rest portion of the goods form the port submitting forged documents, the complaint said.
It said that Bangladesh Bank’s guideline for foreign exchange was also violated in the process of issuing the loan as the company submitted a cheque as security to the bank instated of moveable properties.
The ACC findings said that the people involved in the process swindled the amount through forging documents and money laundering.

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