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Citycell CEO Mehboob Chowdhury granted bail

  • Published at 05:53 pm July 2nd, 2017
Citycell CEO Mehboob Chowdhury granted bail
A Dhaka court has granted bail to Mehboob Chowdhury, CEO mobile phone operator Citycell, on Sunday afternoon after he was produced before the court by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). He had been detained in the airport area in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon for allegedly embezzling Tk348.5 crore that had been taken as a bank loan for Citycell. ACC Deputy Director Sheikh Abdus Salam, investigation officer of the case, produced Mehboob before Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lashkar Sohel Rana and requested the court to place him in prison, but the court rejected it.
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Mehboob's defence counsel Kamrul Islam Sikder filed a bail petition for him, which the court granted. Earlier on Saturday, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told the Bangla Tribune that the Citycell CEO had been arrested in a case filed over the embezzlement of Tk348.5 crore taken as a loan from the AB Bank. The ACC filed the case with Banani police station on June 28 this year. A total of 16 people, including former foreign affairs minister M Morshed Khan, have been accused in the case.