BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday submitted a written statement to the court in Dandy Dyeing loan default case, seeking cancellation of the case.
Khaleda Zia’s pleaders Masud Ahmed Talukder and Ahmed Azam Khan submitted the replies to Dhaka First Money Loan Court on behalf of Khaleda Zia in response to a summons of the court in the case.
Court judge Fatema Ferdous fixed August 30 for framing issue against the defendants and also for submission of written statements on behalf of rest of the three defendants in the case.
In the written statement, Khaleda Zia’s pleaders mentioned that the Dandy Dyeing Company took a loan of Tk 15. 64 crore from the bank and they duly paid Tk 17.50 crore.
The bank filed the case against the company and the defendants illegally. For this reason, the case should be dismissed.
The statement also stated that Arafat Rahman Koko was a director of the company nominally and he was not involved with transaction of the loan, so the case should the rejected.
Mahbub Al Amin gave an affidavit on behalf of Khaleda Zia and submitted a petition seeking rejection of the case.
On March 23, the same court summoned Khaleda Zia and three members of her family asking them to respond to the court in the case.
The three others are Arafat Rahman Koko’s wife Sharmila Rahman Sithi and her daughters Zafia Rahman and Zahia Rahman. All of them are now staying in Malaysia.
Earlier on March 16, the same court granted a Sonali Bank’s petition to include the four as defendants in the case on behalf of Koko, one of the directors of Dandy Dyeing, who died on January 24.
The other defendants in the case are Dandy Dyeing directors Tarique Rahman, also Khaleda’s elder son, Giasuddin Al Mamun, his wife Shahina Begum, Nasrin Iskander, wife of late Sayeed Iskander, his sons Shams Iskander and Shafin Iskander and daughter Sumaiya Iskander, Gazi Galib Abdus Sattar, Shamsun Nahar and Masud Hassan.
According to the case documents, on October 2, 2012, Nazrul Islam, senior executive officer of Sonali Bank Ltd, filed a money suit with the court as the defendants failed to repay the loan, though the bank issued a final notice on February 28, 2010, asking them to repay the loan.
The case was filed against 10 directors of Dandy Dyeing Ltd, including Khaleda’s two sons Tarique Rahman and Koko, for defaulting on a loan amounting to Tk 45.59 crore.
The company had borrowed Tk 12.16 crore from the bank’s principal office in Dhaka on October 16, 2001, the case statement said.
As the company failed to pay it off, the principal loan plus interest accumulated over the last 11 years totalling to an amount of Tk 45.59 crore.