Sonali Scam: ACC submits charge-sheets in 11 cases


The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday submitted charge-sheets in the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court here in 11 cases against 25 people for their alleged involvement in the much-talked-about Sonali Bank loan scam.


A six-member team, led by ACC deputy director Mir Zainul Abedin Shibly, submitted the charge-sheets to Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Ataul Haque in the afternoon.


On September 16 this year, the ACC approved proposals to submit charge-sheets in 11 cases against 25 people.


The charge-sheets were submitted against managing director of Hall-Mark Group Tanvir Mahmud, its chairman Jesmin Islam and general manager Tushar Ahmed; owner of Max Spinning Mills Mir Zakaria; owner of Century International Ziaur Rahman; owner of Anwara Spinning Mills Jahangir Alam; owner of Apparel Industries Shahidul Islam; owner of Star Spinning Mills Abdul Basir; director of TN Brothers Taslim Hasan; managing director of Paragon Group Saiful Islam; managing director of Nakshi Knit Abdul Malek; and chairman of Tetuljhora Union Parished (Savar) Jamal Uddin Sarkar.


Jamal Uddin Sarkar was included in the charge-sheet for issuing fake trade licenses to Hall-Mark Group.


Sonali Bank officials named in the charge-sheets are former managing director Humayun Kabir and former Ruposhi Bangla branch manager AKM Azizur Rahman, senior executive officer (SEO) Saiful Hasan, SEO Meherunnesa Mary, executive officer Abdul Matin, GM Mir Mohidur Rahman, GM Nanigopal Nath, deputy managing director (DMD) Mainul Haque, DMD Atiqur Rahman, suspended deputy general manager (DGM) Sheikh Altaf Hossain, suspended DGM Safizuddin Ahmed, suspended assistant general manager (AGM) Kamrul Hossain Khan and AGM Ejaz Ahmed.


On October 4 last year, the ACC filed the 11 cases against 27 officials of Sonali Bank and Hall-Mark Group on charges of swindling Tk 1,568 crore in cash from the bank’s Ruposhi Bangla branch.


The anti-graft body earlier sued Sonali Bank’s senior officer Wahiduzzaman, general manager ANM Mashrurul Huda Siraji, former GM Sabita Siraj, suspended DGM Bhagabati Majumder, DGM Kaniz Fatema Chowdhury, suspended AGM Ashraf Ali Patwari, AGM Abul Hossain and AGM Khurshid Alam in the case, but their names were dropped from the charge-sheets as their involvement was not found in the loan scam, ACC officials said.


Some fresh names were included in charge-sheets as their involvement was found in the loan scam during the investigation.

Source: UNBConnect


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