Torture Allegation

ABB seeks proper probe into EXIM Bank case

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:16, May 30,2020


The Association of Bankers, Bangladesh on Saturday demanded proper investigation into allegations of ‘abduction and intimation’ brought by two top officials of Exim Bank against Sikder Group managing director Ron Haque Sikder and his brother Dipu Haque Sikder.

The association, a platform of chief executives of banks, in a statement issued on the day, also expressed utmost concern regarding the media reports published based on a police case filed with Gulshan police station by the Exim Bank authorities on May 19 against the two brothers.

It was alleged in the case statement that Sikder Group MD and his brother abducted, tortured and threatened Exim Bank managing director Md Haider Ali Mia and additional managing director Md Firoz Hossain on May 7 when they went to visit properties owned by Sikder Group and pledged as security for a loan amounting to Tk 500 crore.

The ABB statement without mentioning names of the accused said, ‘such an incident would adversely impact on the bankers as well as on the people concerned inside and outside the country’.

To ensure a fair and professional working environment, ABB expected quick and effective measures of the authorities concerned to prevent any sort of illegal activities.

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