Death of Banker Morshed

Accused Arafat denied bail

Staff Correspondent

31 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: A Chattogram court on Sunday rejected the bail petition of the accused Md Arafat Hossain arrested in the sensational case filed in connection with the death of banker Abdul Morshed Chowdhury.

Chattogram Metropolitan and Session Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman rejected the bail petition in a virtual court, said the court Public Prosecutor (PP) Md Fakhruddin Chowdhury. The accused is an assistant of the FIR-named accused Parvez Iqbal and used to pressurise the victim for money in different ways, sources concerned said.

Accused Parvez used to keep Arafat seated at the office of Morshed to create pressure. Arafat also used to send abusive messages and go to the residence of Morshed for threatening him. 

Mentionable, failing to cope with the immense pressure, banker Morshed became the victim of secret businesses of some persons including the Whip Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury’s son Nazmul Hoque Chowdhury Sharun.

The bank official didn’t get relief even after repaying around Tk 38 crore against the loan of Tk 25 crore, said family sources.

He had to choose the path of suicide.

Morshed was manager of Bank Al Falah Agrabad Branch and committed suicide at his residence in the city’s Hill View Residential area on April 7 this year.

He became the victim of faith even after paying huge amount including principal and interest against the borrowed amount. He didn’t take back the security cheque given in good faith.

The gang repeatedly demanded profit against those cheques.

The accused continued attacking at the victim’s residence, filing lawsuits, kidnapping and other threats for the money.

There were also political and administrative pressures. The banker, who was unable to bear those, committed suicide seeking relief at last.

His wife Ishrat Jahan Chowdhury filed a case accusing four people in connection with the forced suicide with the Panchlaish police station.

The accused are Morshed’s cousins Jabed Iqbal and his brother Parvez Iqbal, Naeem Uddin Shakib and Juba League Central Organising Secretary Shahidul Haque Chowdhury Russell.

Sources said Whip’s son Sharun invested in the secret business with the banker through businessman Parvez Iqbal.