ACC quizzes Chisty, 3 others

DHAKA : The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) grilled four accused, including Farmers Bank’s former Audit Committee chairman Mahabubul Haque Chisty, on Sunday in a case over embezzlement of Tk 160 crore and irregularities in loan disbursement, reports UNB.
ACC Assistant Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB that the interrogation started in the morning.
ACC arrested the four people from different areas of the city on April 10. A case was filed with the Gulshan police station in the morning for embezzlement of Tk 160 crore and money laundering.
A court here on Friday (April 13) put Mahabubul Haque Chisty on a 5-day remand and chairman’s son Rashedul Haque Chisty, the Bank’s Senior Vice President Zia Uddin Ahmed and First Vice President Masudur Rahman Khan on a 4-day remand.
Earlier, ACC imposed a travel ban on 17 people including several current and former top officials of the Farmers Bank Limited.
The top Farmers Bank officials facing the ban include the Bank’s former Audit Committee chairman Mahabubul Haque Chisty, his wife Ruzi Chisty, son Rashedul Haque Chisty, Rashed’s wife Farhana Ahmed, daughter Rimi Chisty, Mazedul Haque Chisty, the bank’s former Managing Director and CEO AKM Shameem, Deputy MD Abdul Motaleb Patwari, Senior Executive Vice-President Gazi Salauddin, Executive VP Mohammad Jahangir Alam Majumdar, and SVP Zia Uddin Ahmed.