Court asks the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to investigate the case
A case has been filed with a Dhaka court against two officials of Pubali Bank Limited on charges of embezzling Tk37 lakh after withdrawing the money through forged signatures of a dead person.
Saleh Ahmed, brother-in-law of the dead person named Mustafizur Rahman, filed the case on Sunday with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yasmin Ara against the two bankers.
The accused are Pubali Bank Chawkbazar branch Principal Officer Sharif Prodhan and Assistant General Manager Rafikul Islam.
After recording the case statement, the court asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct a probe and submit a report.
According to the case, Sharif Prodhan married the plaintiff’s sister Nazma Aktar, who died in 2018. On February 29, the plaintiff’s other sister Rabiya Aktar was married to businessman Mustafizur Rahman.
On March 21, Mustafizur Rahman along with a Tk37 lakh cheque met Sharif Prodhan at the Bank but he returned home after feeling ill. He also kept the cheque with Sharif Prodhan. Later, Mustafizur died due to Covid-19 infection on March 25.
The plaintiff alleged that Sharif Prodhan with the help of the bank’s another official Rafikul Islam withdrew Tk37 lakh through forged signature of Mustafizur.