ACC files another case over Tk 2.9cr embezzlement

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:11, Jul 24,2020


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday filed a case against three people, including a dismissed BASIC Bank official, on charge of syphoning off about Tk 2.92 crore from the bank.

The accused are BASIC Bank’s former Gulshan branch manager S Asif Ahmed, M/S Interlink PLS proprietor Sadekul Haq Khan Milki and its employee Sajjadul Haq Khan.

ACC assistant director Mahbubul Alam filed the case at its integrated district office Dhaka-1, said ACC director for public relations Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

According to the complaint, the people allegedly involved in syphoning off the money from the bank’s Gulshan branch from July 2005 to September 2019.

Earlier on Wednesday, the commission filed a case against three bank officials of BASIC Bank’s Gulshan branch on charges of their alleged involvement in embezzling about Tk 8 crore.

The accused are the former branch manager S Asif Ahmed, MRS Titan Apparels Limited managing director M Hasibur Rahman and its director Arshia Atik.

According to the complaint, the accused are allegedly embezzled Tk 8,96,77,884 from the bank  during October 8, 2008 to January 4, 2012.

Including Thursday’s case, the commission so far filed 64 cases over the embezzlement of around Tk 3,500 crore from different branches of the state-owned bank.

Of the 64 cases, most cases were filed in 2015 over alleged embezzlement of the fund from the BASIC Bank between 2009 and 2014 when Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu was the chairman of the bank’s board of directors.

But the commission is yet to complete investigation of the cases saying that it was trying to find out the destination of the drained money.

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