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ACC imposes travel ban on 10 Biman officials

  • Published at 08:18 pm June 24th, 2021
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File photo of the Anti Corruption Commission headquarters in Dhaka Sazzad Hossain/Bangla Tribune

The anti-graft body has instructed the authorities concerned to remain alert so that the accused cannot leave the country

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has imposed a travel ban on 10 current and former Biman Bangladesh Airlines officials over the embezzlement of Tk118 crore.

A letter, signed by ACC Director Syed Iqbal Hossain, was sent to the Special Branch (SB) of police and the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) in this regard on Thursday.

The national anti-graft body has instructed the authorities concerned to remain alert so that the accused cannot leave the country as it suspects that they may try to flee abroad.

The accused are: current General Manager (GM) (sales) Shamsul Karim, former general manager (GM) Ali Ahsan, former GM Arif Ullah, former district manager (Nilphamari) Muhammad Aslam Parvez, former supervisor Pramitosh Talukdar, former sales and marketing official of Biman Ashraful Alam, former country manager for UK Shafiqul Islam and former district manager (Sylhet) Enayet Hossain.

According to the ACC, the 10 Biman men embezzled Tk118 crore, which was earned by the national flag carrier's cargo branch, during the period from 2012 to 2016.

The commission found evidence that the money had been deposited in their personal bank accounts.

A seven-member team led by ACC Director Syed Iqbal is conducting the investigation.

Earlier, on December 10, 2019, the commission filed a case against 18 Biman officials over irregularities committed by them. The case is now under investigation.

The ACC, on the same day, sent a notice to Sigma Huda, wife of former communications minister Barrister Nazmul Huda, to submit her wealth statement within 21 working days.

Meanwhile, the anti-graft watchdog has also filed a case against Abdul Mabud, former director-general (DG) of the passport department, and his wife Nasima Khan for failing to show any valid source of their assets worth Tk4.72 crore.

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