ACC seeks wealth statements from 14 Sonali Bank officials

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday asked 14 officials of scandal-hit Sonali Bank to submit their wealth statements within the next seven working days.

ACC deputy director Golam Shahriar Chowdhury served notices to the bank officials in this regard, ACC Public Relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.

The Sonali Bank officers are former managing director Humayun Kabir, deputy managing director Mainul Haque, deputy managing director Atiqur Rahman, general manager (suspended) Mir Mohidur Rahman, former general manager Sabita Siraj, general manager ANM Mashrul Huda Siraji, general manager Bhagabati Majumder, deputy general manager (suspended) Safizuddin Ahmad, deputy general manager (suspended) Sheikh Altaf Hossain, senior executive officer (suspended), Meherunnesa Mary, assistant general manager (suspended) Abul Hasan, deputy general manager (suspended) Kaniz Fatima Chowdhury, deputy general manager (suspended) Kamrul Hossain Khan and deputy general manager (suspended) Ashraf Ali Patwary.

On October 4 last year, the ACC filed 11 cases against 27 top officials of Sonali Bank and Hall-Mark Group for their alleged involvement in the Tk 3,606 crore Sonali Bank loan scam. All the 14 officials were sued in connection with the loan scam.

ACC investigation officer and deputy director Mir Zainal Abedin Shibly said the investigators of the anti-graft body found that the 14 bank officials accumulated wealth illegally. “So, the Sonali Bank officials have been asked to submit their wealth statements to the Commission within seven working days.”

Mir Mohidur Rahman, Safizuddin Ahmad and Sheikh Altaf Hossain have already been taken into custody on charge of their involvement in the loan scam. UNB

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