Money Laundering

ACC approves charge sheet against five

Staff Correspondent

9 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday approved a charge sheet against five people including former chairman of Farmers Bank audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty in a corruption case filed on charges of laundering Tk 160 crore.

The other accused are Chisty’s wife Ruzi Chisty, their son Rashedul Haque Chisty, the bank’s suspended senior vice-president Zia Uddin Ahmed and suspended first vice-president Masudur Rahman Khan.

The anti-graft body approved the charge sheet against the five at its regular meeting at its headquarters in the capital’s Segunbagicha, said ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee. ACC deputy director Shamsul Alam, also investigation officer of the case, would submit the charge sheet before the court soon, he added.

On April 10 last year, ACC deputy director Md Samsul Alam filed the case under Section 4 of Money Laundering Act against the accused with Gulshan Police Station.

According to the FIR, Mahabubul Haque Chisty with the help of the bank officials, opened 25 bank accounts at different branches of Framers Bank Limited in his own name and that of his wife, son and daughter.

Afterwards, the accused committed an offence under Section 4 of Money Laundering Act through ‘transaction’ of Tk 160 crore with the help of the bank manager abusing power, the FIR said.