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Tk 37 lakh of a dead man embezzled!

2 Pubali Bank officials sued

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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A case was filed with a Dhaka court against two officials of Pubali Bank Limited on charges of embezzling Tk37 lakh after withdrawing the money through forged signatures of a dead person.

Saleh Ahmed, brother-in-law of the late Mustafizur Rahman, filed the case on Sunday with the court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Begum Yasmin Ara against the two bankers, court sources said

The accused are Pubali Bank Chakbazar branch principal officer Sharif Prodhan and its Assistant General Manager Rafikul Islam.

After recording the case statement, the court asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct a probe and submit a probe report before the court in this regard.

According to the case, Sharif Prodhan married the plaintiff’s sister Nazma Aktar but she later died in 2018. Later, on February 29, the plaintiff’s other sister Rabiya Aktar was married to businessman Mustafizur Rahman.

On March 21, Mustafizur Rahman along with a Tk 37 lakh Cheque went to Sharif Prodhan at Chakbazar branch of Pubali Bank but he returned home after suffering sickness there and he also kept the cheque to Sharif Prodhan. Later, Mustafizur on March 25 died due to Covid-19 infection. 

The plaintiff alleged that Sharif Prodhan with the help of the bank’s another official Rafikul Islam embezzled Tk37 lakh after withdrawing from the bank through forged signature of Mustafizur.