Rubel Rana

2018-07-23 08:28:03 BdST

Charge sheet over stealing Tk 108m from BKB gets ACC nod


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday approved charge sheet in a case over the incident of embezzling Tk 108 million from Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB).

The case had been filed by ACC deputy director Md Shamsul Alam with Tejgaon police station on August 29, 2017 accusing six people.

The accused include Messrs RN Sweaters Ltd managing director Rashidun Nabi Chowdhury, his wife and chairman of the company Hosne Zaman Chowdhury, former senior principal officer of BKB Karwan Bazar corporate branch Shah Sarfuddin Ahmed, former branch managers Jubair Manjur and ABM Ataur Rahman, and former assistant general manager Md Sarwar Hossain.

According to the case statement, the accused in collusion with each other misappropriated Tk 108,189,669 from the Krishi Bank by selling and buying 10 fake Foreign Bill Purchases (FBP) without exporting any garment products.

Examining the FBP documents, ACC found that the company did not export any garment products but gave fake shipment information to the bank by forging the bill of lading, a document issued by a carrier that lists goods being shipped.

ACC Deputy Director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee said the incident happened between June 4, 2012 and August 9, 2012.

The commission approved the charge sheet according to sections 409/467/468/471/ 420/109 of the Penal Code and section 5(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947.

In the meantime, the national anti-graft authority approved another charge sheet in a case over registering vehicles having fake documents with Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) Manikganj circle.

The case was filed by ACC assistant director Salam Ali Mollah with Manikganj model police station on October 17, 2016.

The accused are former assistant director (engineer) of BRTA Manikganj circle Md Abdul Hannan, former assistant directors (engineer) of BRTA Dhaka Metropolitan circle-2 Enayet Hossain Montu and Jainal Abedin Chowdhury, Jewel Ahmed of Savar and Md Yakub Bhuiyan of Senbagh Noakhali.

According to the case statement, Mr Hannan registered 17 vehicles with BRTA Manikganj circle by using fake documents in collusion with four other accused.

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