ACC sues 3 top officials of Mercantile Cooperative

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:35, Jan 27,2020


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday filed a case against a former chairman, a current vice-chairman and the current managing director of Dhaka Mercantile Co-operative Society Limited on charges of embezzling over Tk 9.25 crore of deposited money of the clients.

ACC deputy director Md Salauddin had filed the case against the trio with its integrated district office -1 in Dhaka, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

The three accused are the cooperative’s former chairman Shihan Abrar Chowdhury, current vice-chairman Belayat Hossain and current managing director Shamsun Nahar.

The commission approved the case against them at a meeting held in the commission’s headquarters at Segunbagicha in the capital on January 23.

According to the complaint, former chairman Shihan embezzled Tk 9.25 crore deposited money of the clients of the co-operative through abusing power and the two officials helped him in this regard.

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