Judicial

HC summons ACC IO over exemption of accused in Sonali Bank loan scam case

The High Court on Thursday summoned an investigation officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission for submitting a report seeking exemption of the accused in Tk 12.89 lakh loan scam case of Sonali Bank.

HC bench of Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat Khan passed the order during a hearing on the review appeal on the exemption order.

The bench asked the then deputy director of ACC and investigation officer in the case Nur Hossain to appear before the court Monday and explain his action.

Dr Golam Rahman Bhuiyan appeared for the Sonali Bank and advocate ABm Bayezid for the ACC while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin represented the state during the hearing.

On January7, 2013, Miron Mia, then Assistant Manager of Sonali Bank, filed a case at Shahbagh police station against former Deputy General Manager Altaf Hossain Howlader, Chairman of Melba Textiles Mills Morshed Razzak and Managing Director Zaki Ahmed.

According to the complaint, DGM Altaf Hossain Howlader from 2003 to 2006 in collusion with other accused embezzled Tk 12,89,63,679 giving loan to Melba Textiles Mills.

On 25 May,2014, ACC’s IO in the case submitted a report seeking exemption of the accused from the charges.

On June 30, 2014, a Dhaka court exempted all the accused accepting the final report.

Later, the plaintiff moved High Court seeking revision of the order.

On June 15, 2015, the High Court issued a rule questioning why the exemption order should not be cancelled.

Source: United News of Bangladesh