3 Pubali Bank officials arrested for embezzling Tk 12.85cr

Staff Correspondent

15 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

3 Pubali Bank officials arrested for embezzling Tk 12.85cr

Three officials of Chawkbazar branch of state-owned Pubali Bank are being taken to court on Monday after they were arrested on charges of misappropriating bank money. – SUN Photo

CHATTOGRAM: Police arrested three officials of Pubali Bank Ltd on Sunday night in a case filed over embezzlement of Tk 12.85 crore.

The arrestees are bank Chawk Bazar Branch Manager Enamul Karim Chowdhury, Junior Officer Ekramul Reza Rizvi and Computer Operator Chandan Dey.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nizam Uddin of Chawk Bazar Police Station said Pubali Bank’s Chattogram Deputy General Manager Manjurul Islam Chowdhury filed the case accusing seven persons, including the arrestees and a client on Sunday.

The plaintiff in the case mentioned that client Md Harunur Rashid deposited four cheques and requested for transferring the money to his account on January 7.

The bank officials in association with the client transferred the money without proper clearance. The client also withdrew the money later.

But, no money was found in the accounts against which the cheques were deposited, they said.

Harun is a rod-cement trader and old client of the bank. Drives were underway to arrest remaining accused in the case, police said.