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ACC quizzes AB Bank officials on laundering charge

  • Published at 05:56 pm March 13th, 2018
ACC quizzes AB Bank officials on laundering charge
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) quizzed three high officials of the AB Bank on Tuesday over alleged laundering of Tk165 crore to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ACC Assistant Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB that assistant director of ACC and investigation officer Mohammad Gulshan Anowar started the interrogation from 10am. Three officials of the bank are - Head of Corporate Treasury Mohammad Mahfuz Ul Islam, Head of Offshore Banking Unit Mohammad Lokman, and Senior Vice-President MN Azim. Earlier, on December 28 last year, the bank's former chairman M Wahidul Haque and former managing director M Fazlur Rahman were interrogated. Wahidul, along with AB Bank's vice chairman and a director, resigned from the bank's board of directors on December 21, 2017 amid allegations of laundering around Tk165 crore to UAE through two shady organizations in the name of investment. ACC imposed a ban on the travel of 16 senior officials of the bank.