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HC orders red alert against Bismillah Group MD, six others

  • Published at 11:19 pm February 25th, 2020
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The court also asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Director General of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to inform the court about the proceedings by April 5

The High Court has directed the authorities concerned to issue a red alert with the help of the Interpol against fugitive Khaza Solaiman Anwar Chowdhury, managing director of Bismillah Group, and six others in a money laundering case.

The court also asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Director General of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to inform the court about the proceedings by April 5.

The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam issued the order on Tuesday after hearing a bail petition filed by an accused in the case — Janata Bank officer SM Shoeb Ul Kabir.

The others accused are Bismillah Group Director Shafiqul Anwar Chowdhury, its Deputy Managing Director Akbar Aziz Mutakki, General Manager Muhammad Abul Hossain Chowdhury, Manager Riaz Uddin Ahmed and Chairman of Network Freight System Limited Md Akhter Hossain.

On September 10, 2018, a Dhaka court awarded Khaza Solaiman Anwar Chowdhury, his wife and Chairman Nowrin Hasib and seven others, 10 years in jail and fined them Tk30.67 crore.

On November 3, 2013, the ACC filed 12 cases with Motijheel, New Market and Ramna police stations against 53 officials of five banks and the Bismillah Group, a terry towel producer, for their alleged involvement in the embezzlement of funded loans worth over Tk9.9bn.

The list of the accused included 13 people from Bismillah Group, 12 Janata Bank officials, eight Prime Bank officials, seven Premier Bank officials, five Jamuna Bank officials and eight Shahjalal Islami Bank officials.