ACC sues 3 Rupali Bank officials, 2 others for swindling Tk 15cr

Posted by BankInfo on Mon, Sep 17 2012 03:59 am

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday sued five persons, including three high officials of Rupali Bank, for embezzling Tk 15 crore, as the amount was drawn from the bank against fake documents.

Two officials are from the bank's Dilkusha branch -- SM Atiqur Rahman, general manager, and Abdus Samad Sarker, senior principal officer, while the other is from its Gulshan-2 branch -- Mohammad Ali, deputy general


Earlier Mohammad Ali was posted in the bank's Dilkusha branch as an assistant general manager.

The two other accused are Abu Burhan Siddique Chowdhury and AHM Bahauddin, chairman and managing director of Everest Holdings and Technologies Ltd, a real estate company.

Jahangir Alam, deputy director of the anti-graft body, filed the case with Motijheel Police Station.

According to the case statement, the three officials of the bank in collusion with the realtor's chairman and MD swindled the amount, submitting fake documents between August 16, 2010 and January 1, 2011 from the bank's Dilkusha branch in the capital.

The statement also said the chairman and MD submitted a fake certificate of 'no liability' allegedly issued by a sub-registry office of Dhaka Sadar to the bank's Dilkusha branch, seeking a loan of Tk 25 crore on June 6, 2010.

Then the accused bank officials, without verifying the certificate, sanctioned Tk 15 crore.

News: The Daily Star/Bangladesh/17-Sep-12

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