3 bankers sent to jail over loan scam

Dhaka, Tuesday   25 June 2019

3 bankers sent to jail over loan scam

 Chattogram Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 09:19 PM, 22 April 2018  

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

A Chattogram court today sent three bankers of Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Argabad branch to jail after they surrendered before it over a Taka 60 crore loan scam case.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case against six people with the Doublemooring police station on March 5 for misappropriating around Taka 60 crore of Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Argabad branch between September 2010 to October 2011.

Mohammad Shamsul Alam, the then senior Principal officer Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Argabad branch, incumbent SAVP and senior branch manager of NRB Global Bank Ltd, Khatunganj branch in the city, Aminur Rashid, the then Principal officer Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Argabad branch, incumbent SAVP Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Jubilee road branch and Sohel Rana, the
then executive officer Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Argabad branch, incumbent senior Principal officer Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Khatungonj Branch, were sent to jail after they surrendered and sought bail before the court of Jannatul Ferdouse Chowdhury, 5th Chittagong Additional Metropolitan
Sessions Judge.

According to the case statement, the accused misappropriated about Taka 60 crore in the name of purchasing 14,197 metric tonnes of iron between- September 2010 and October 2011. The syndicate forged all loan documents and submitted them to Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Argabad branch on behalf of one Harunur Rashid, Managing Director of National Iron and Steel Industries Limited.

The then senior Principal officer Shamsul Alam, the then Principal officer, Aminur Rashid, and the then executive officer Sohel Rana of Al Arafa Islami Bank Limited, Argabad branch, approved and forwarded the documents to the higher authorities concerned.

The syndicate then withdrawn around Taka 60 crore from the bank between September 2010 and October 2011, it added.

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