June 30, 2016 - 7:34pm
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) today arrested three high officials of state-owned Agrani Bank, including its deputy Managing Director Mizanur Rahman Khan, just hours after the finance ministry made him (Khan) the acting managing director of the bank.
Other two arrestees are: Deputy General Manager of the bank’s principal branch, Akhtarul Alam and Assistant General Manager Shafiullah, ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told The Daily Star.
An ACC team led by its deputy director Benjir Ahmed arrested the trio for their alleged involvement in sanctioning loans worth Tk 108 crore illegally.
Earlier in the day, ACC filed a case with Motijheel Police Station accusing eight persons including the trio over the loan scam.
On Wednesday, the central bank decided to remove Agrani Bank Managing Director Syed Abdul Hamid for violating rules in granting loans amounting to Tk 792 crore.
According to the case document, the Agrani Bank officials sanctioned home loan about Tk 108 crore to Mizanur Rahman Khan, proprietor of Sun Moon Group.
But, neither the plot had any valid documents nor it had any Rajuk approval, the case document shows. Moreover, a case over the land was pending before the court.
Even after that, Mizanur was granted loan and around Tk 94.8 crore was withdrawn from the account, shows the document.