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Bismillah Group Scam: ACC quizzes three officials

  • Published at 03:55 am May 7th, 2013
Bismillah Group Scam: ACC quizzes three officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Monday questioned three government officials in connection with the embezzlement of Tk11.1bn from the state owned Janata Bank and five commercial banks by Bismillah Group.

A five-member probe team headed by deputy director Syed Iqbal Hossain questioned them at ACC headquarters.

ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told reporters the men quizzed were Daud Ahmed Shikdar, retired general manager of Janata Bank head office, Sonali Bank’s head office deputy general manager Mohammad Siddiqur Rahman and department of mining industry’s deputy general manager Mahfuzur Rahman.

On February 26 this year, the ACC team was formed to investigate allegations that Bismillah Group embezzled around Tk3.92bn from Janata Bank, Tk3.06bn from Prime Bank, Tk1.63bn from Jamuna Bank, Tk1.48bn from Shahjalal Islami Bank, and Tk.62bn from Premier Bank over the last three years.