ACC sues 7 for embezzling about Tk 100 cr

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25th August, 2019 08:01:13 printer

ACC sues 7 for embezzling about Tk 100 cr

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed a case against seven persons over embezzling about Taka one hundred crores, said officials.

The accused are—Md Rafiqul Islam, Chairman, The Dhaka Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Md. Mizanur Rahman, former District Cooperative Officer, presently Joint Registrar of Department of Cooperatives, Dhaka, Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, former manager of Narayanganj Branch of The Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd., Md. Lutfar Rahman, retired Auditor of District Cooperative office, Dhaka, Md. Khabir Khan, former Deputy Assistant Registrar, District Cooperative Office, Dhaka, Mohsin Majumdar, Inspector, District Cooperative Department, Dhaka, and Tahmina Begum, President of the Dhaka Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd., Head Office, Mirpur, Dhaka.

Selina Akhtar, Deputy Director of ACC filed the case (No 13) under Penal Code 409/467/468/471/109, section 5(2) of the Anti-Corruption Act of 1947 and section 4(2), 4(3) of Money Laundering Prevention Act of 2012.

According to the case details, producing fake Registration and Liquidation numbers, a fake institute named the Urban Co-operative Bank has been operating its banking activities across the country through launching branches breaching the country’s existing Cooperative law with fake Registration and Liquidation numbers since 2006 to 2018.

This fake organisation has been accumulated about Taka one hundred crores from general people as savings with the temptation of a higher rate of interest and later embezzled the money through laundering and the aforementioned accused were interconnected with the corruption,