SM Giasuddin Mridha, a former assistant director of Bangladesh Bank, has been sentenced to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment in a graft case filed against him and two others in 1997.
Judge Joynal Abedin of the Special Judge Court-10 of Dhaka delivered the verdict yesterday. The judge sent the convict to jail after cancelling his bail. The court also fined him Tk 64.33 lakh.
Meanwhile, the two other accused -- Moqbul Hossain and Mohiuddin Mridha -- were acquitted as the charges brought against them were not proven beyond reasonable doubt.
Giasuddin opened several fake accounts with Bangladesh Bank using photos and addresses of Moqbul and Mohiuddin and misappropriated Tk 52 lakh between November 1996 and March 1997.
Two months later, then Bureau of Anti-Corruption filed a case with Motijheel Police Station, accusing the trio of misappropriating the funds.