A Dhaka court awarded 17 years of imprisonment to former Managing Director (MD) of Sonali Bank Ltd Humayun Kabir and eight others in a graft case filed against them for embezzling Tk 27 lakh through a clandestine loan.
Judge Md Iqbal Hossain of Dhaka Special Sessions Judge Court-5 handed down the verdict on Wednesday, convicting the MD and others on two counts.
During the pronouncement of the verdict, Mainul Haque, Sofij Uddin Ahmed, Sheikh Altaf Hossain, and Kamrul Hossain Khan were on the dock, while five others were on the run.
The convicts have been awarded imprisonment for 10 years and fined Tk 27.50 lakh each for swindling money from the bank.
Besides, they were sentenced to imprisonment for seven years and fined Tk 50,000 for committing forgery.
They will have to serve 10 years in jail because they are serving two sentences simultaneously.
Anti-Corruption Commission lodged the case with Ramna Police Station on January 1, 2013, and submitted a charge sheet in the case on May 22, 2014.
On December 27, last year, Judge Al Asad Arifuzzaman of Special Court-6 convicted Humayun and 10 others and sentenced them to different terms in the case.