Forgery by Cooperatives

ACC sues 7 for embezzling Tk 100cr

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:15, Aug 26,2019


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday filed a case against seven people including four former and incumbent officials of the Department of Cooperatives and three of Dhaka Urban Co-Operative Ltd on charge of embezzlement of about Tk 100 crore.

The accused are — Dhaka Urban Co-Operative Ltd chairman M Rafiqul Alam, his wife and its head office’s president Tahmina Begum and its former Narayanganj branch manager Mizanur Rahman Bhuyan, and former district cooperatives officer of Dhaka M Mizanur Rahman, retied auditor of district cooperatives officer of Dhaka M Lutfur Rahman, former deputy assistant registrar of the office M Khabir Khan and inspector of the office Mohsin Majumder.

The commission deputy director Selina Akhtar filed the case under the Corruption Prevention Act 1974 and Money Laundering Prevention Act 2012, said ACC public relations officer.

According to the first information report, the people in collusion with each other embezzled the money collected from clients offering them to give huge amount of interest.

It said that the Dhaka Urban Co-Operative Ltd operated banking activities at different parts of the country violating the laws on cooperatives with assistance of the officials of the cooperatives department.

The FIR said that the people laundered the money abroad while the cooperatives officials did not take any measures even some clients filed complaints with them.

The officials helped the company to create fake documents to operate their business, the complaint added.

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