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ACC sues 5 including 2 AB Bank officials for embezzlement

  • Published at 07:45 pm January 28th, 2020
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ACC Deputy Assistant Director Muhammad Shihab Salam filed the case with its Chittagong District Office-1, its public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed this while talking to Dhaka Tribune

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday filed a case against five people, including two AB Bank officials, on charges of misappropriating Tk20 lakh by forging documents.

The accused are Zahir Ahmed, former senior vice president of AB Bank, Ashraful Aziz, former relationship manager at the bank, Shamsul Alam of Elias Brothers Pvt Ltd, Md Shoaib, managing director of Nahar Trading Corporation and Tipu Sultan, chairman of Marrine Vegetable Oils Ltd.

ACC Deputy Assistant Director Muhammad Shihab Salam filed the case with its Chittagong District Office-1, its public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed this while talking to Dhaka Tribune.

According to the case statement, the accused former bank officials forges signatures, abused their power by submitting false documents, and took out loans worth Tk19.79 lakh from Khatunganj branch of AB Bank. 

Afterwards, they transferred the money to their personal funds, which was a punishable offence under section 409/420/462(A) and Money Laundering Prevention Act 4(2).