3 Sonali Bank officials among 5 to be sued by ACC

DHAKA : The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is set to file two cases against five people, including three officials of Sonali Bank, for allegedly swindling out overTk 26.5 crore from the bank, reports UNB.
The commission at its regular meeting on Tuesday decided to file the cases against them, ACC Public Relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said.
The cases will be filed against former deputy general mangers of Sonali Bank’s Narayanganj corporate branch Syed Ahmed Miji and Chowdhury Abdul Mannan, former principal officer of the same branch M Nuruzzaman, owner of M/s Siam Knit Wear Habibur Rahman and owner of the Taha Knit Concern Khandaker Harun Ur Rashid.
According to the probe report, Siam Knit Wear in collusion with the accused bank officials swindled out nearly Tk 21.5 crore from Narayanganj corporate branch of Sonali Bank through 44 back-to-back LCs during February 2007 to October 2007.
Taha Knit Concern also embezzled over Tk 5.2 crore from the same branch of Sonali Bank through 28 back-to-back LCs during January 2006 to September 2007.