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12:00 AM, June 13, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:30 AM, June 13, 2018

ACC quizzes former bank chief

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday quizzed former chairman and incumbent director of The City Bank Rubel Aziz, his wife and sister-in-law for their alleged involvement in the misappropriation of Tk 120 crore from the bank.

The anti-graft watchdog also quizzed Mahmud Sattar, former managing director of the bank.

Sheikh Md Fanafilla, the deputy director of ACC quizzed the four at the commission's Segunbagicha office for about four hours from 10:00am.

According to ACC sources, Lucky Shipbuilder, owned by one SM Kawser, had turned bankrupt in 2012. The City Bank put an administrator replacing Kawser in 2013 and and gave a loan of about Tk 127 crore to the organisation. Rubel was the then chairman and Sattar was the managing director of the bank at that time.

But the organisation continued to make loss and became a defaulter.

Later, in an investigation led by a team of Bangladesh Bank in 2015 it was found that the then high-ups of the bank did not follow regulations while issuing loans.

The Central Bank then asked the anti-graft commission to investigate the matter.

As a part of the enquiry, ACC's official yesterday quizzed them.

 

CAAB CHIEF ENGINEER ALSO QUIZZED

Meanwhile, ACC yesterday also quizzed Chief Engineer of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Sudhendu Bikash Goswami over graft allegations that took place in different projects of CAAB.

ACC's assistant directors Abdul Salam Ali Molla and Khairul Haque quizzed him for about 4 hours.

There are allegations that officials and staff of CAAB amassed huge amount of money through irregularities at different sectors, ACC sources said. 

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