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Hall-Mark Group chair Jasmin held in fresh graft case

  • Published at 05:02 pm November 1st, 2016
  • Last updated at 02:07 am November 2nd, 2016
Hall-Mark Group chair Jasmin held in fresh graft case
ACC Deputy Assistant Director Zainal Abedin arrested her from the city’s Bongshal area, said Commission’s public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. Earlier in the day, the national anti-graft body filed a case against 16 people, including Jasmin Islam, with Motijheel Police Station for allegedly plundering Tk85.87 crore from Janata Bank’s Motijheel branch during June 2011 and June 2015. Hall-Mark Group Managing Director and Jasmine’s husband Tanvir Mahmud and its General Manager Tushar Ahmed were also made accused in the case. The case says Hall-Mark Group MD Tanvir Mahmud and its Chairman Jasmin Islam opened two bank accounts at Janata Bank’s corporate branch in the name of their employees Jahangir Alamd and Mir Zakaria, showing that the two are the owners of Anwar Spinning Mills and Max Spinning Mills respectively. Later, they swindled out Tk85.87 crore from Janata Bank’s corporate branch by opening back-to-back letters of credit (LCs) against the two fake spinning mills. On October 4, 2012, the ACC filed also 11 cases against 27 people, including 20 officials of Sonali Bank, with the Ramna police station on charges of swindling Tk1,568 crore from the Ruposhi Bangla branch of the state-owned bank, showing fake documents. Seven accused of Hall-Mark Group in the cases are Tanvir and Jesmin and General Manager Tushar Ahmed, its sister concern Anwar Spinning Mills Managing Director Jahangir Alam, Century International Limited Managing Director Ziaur Rahman, Max Spinning Mills Managing Director Mir Zakaria and Apparel Enterprise managing director Shahidul Islam.