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'27 individuals, 56 orgs involved in BASIC bank scam'

Update : 23 Feb 2016, 03:36 PM

At least 27 bankers, who served the state-run-Basic Bank in different sectors and 56 organisations have been found involved in the Bank's loan scam according to an audit report.

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith disclosed this in the parliament on Tuesday, while responding a quarry by opposition, BSS reports.

He informed the Parliament that an external audit farm appointed by Bangladesh Bank and Basic Bank submitted a report based on an investigation about the scandal. The then chairman of the board of directors of the BASIC Bank Abdul Hye Bachchu was also involved in the corruption related to irregular loan sanction, recruitment and promotion, the report said.

The individuals are AKM Sajedur Rahman and Kazi Fakhrul Islam, former managing directors, Sheikh Manzur Murshed, former additional managing director, Fazlus Sobhan, Kanak Kumar Purakayastha and M Selim, deputy managing directors, A Monaem Khan, temporarily suspended deputy managing director, Joinul Abedin Chowdhury, M Mozammel Hossain, M Moniruzzaman and Golam Faruque Khan, general managers, Khandker Shamim Hasan, temporarily suspended general manager, Mohammad Ali, suspended general manager, Korban Ali, former deputy general manager, Omar Faruque, deputy general manager, Shipar Ahmed, suspended deputy general manager, SM Waliullah, temporarily suspended deputy general manager, M Zahir Uddin, M Imrul Islam, Abdus Sabur, Abdus Sattar Khan, Palash Das Gupta and Ikramul Bari, assistant general managers, Sarwar Hossain, former assistant general manager, M Mohibul Haq, manager, SM Zahid Hasan, suspended deputy manager and NA Towfiqul Alam, deputy manager, Muhith said.

Moreover, 56 business establishments and their proprietors are involved in the loan scam of the Basic bank. The proprietors and organisations include Raihanul Azad of Azad Trading, Yeasir Ahmed Khan, Kamal Zaman Mollah and Ajmol Haq Azim of Bhasabi Fashion Limited, Yeasir Ahmed Khan, Kamal Zaman Mollah and Kazi Rezwan Mominul Haq of Tahmina Denim Limited and Nargis Hossain and M Abul Hossain of Lifestyle Fashion Maker Limited.

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