ACC decision on Hallmark scam charge sheets likely todayStaff Correspondent
The Anti-Corruption Commission is scheduled for today to consider the probe reports that had suggested filing of charge sheets in 11 cases for the embezzlement of Tk 1,568.39 crore from the Sonali Bank’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel branch by Hallmark Group.
Commissioner M Shahabuddin told reporters on Sunday that the commission would disclose its decision on the probe reports today.
A seven-member probe team led by the commission’s deputy director Mir Joynul Abdin Shibly on September 12 submitted the reports to the commission through its director general (inquiry and investigation) Zia Ahmed.
A commission official said that in the reports, the probe team recommended that charges be pressed against 25 people in the cases.
The commission on October 4, 2012, filed the 11 cases accusing seven Hallmark Group bosses and 20 Sonali Bank officials of swindling about Tk 1,568.39 crore out of about Tk 2,686 crore embezzled from the Sonali Bank’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel branch.
Hallmark Group managing director Tanvir Mahmud, his wife Jesmin Islam, also chairman of the group, its general manager Tushar Ahmed, its sister concern Anwar Spinning Mills managing director Zahangir Alam, Century International Limited managing director Ziaur Rahman, Max Spinning Mills managing director Mir Zakaria and Apparel Enterprise managing director Shahidul Islam were named as accused in the cases.
The cases also named as accused former Sonali Bank managing director Humayun Kabir, former deputy managing directors Mainul Haque and Atiqur Rahman, general managers ANM Masrurul Huda Siraji, Sabita Suraj, Noni Gopal Nath and Mir Mohidur Rahman, former deputy general manager Shaikh Altaf Hussain, suspended deputy general managers Bhagabati Majumder, Safizuddin Ahamed, deputy general manager Kaniz Fatema and Ruposhi Bangla hotel branch former assistant general manager AKM Azizur Rahman, suspended assistant general manager Saiful Hasan, suspended executive officer Abdul Matin, senior executive officer Mehrunnisa Meri and former senior executive officer Wahiduzzaman.
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