ACC to file 26 new cases in Hall Mark scam

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is set to sue five associate

organisations of Hall-Mark Group for misappropriating a massive amount

of money from the largest state-owned commercial bank, Sonali Bank


The anti-graft watchdog’s Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar

Bhattacharya told that 26 cases would be filed against DN

Sports, T and Brothers, Nakshi Knit Composite, Khan Jahan Ali Sweaters

and Paragon Group within Sunday.

He added ACC recently approved filing the cases against those five

sister concerns of the group over the scam.

Allegations surfaced recently that Hall-Mark Group and five other

dubious organisations swindled around Tk 36 billion from numerous

branches of the bank between June 2010 and March 2012.

Hall-Mark alone took Tk 15 billion from the banks Ruposhi Bangla Hotel

Branch and another Tk 11 billion from several other banks showing fake

letter of credit documents.

A Bangladesh Bank report revealed the irregularities, drawing waves of


On Oct 4, ACC filed 11 cases with Ramna police over the incident.

Hall-Mark’s Managing Director Tanvir Mahmud, his wife Chairman Jesmin

Islam and his brother-in-law General Manager Tusher Ahmed are

currently behind bars over the charges.

ACC also detained Ruposhi Bangla Hotel Branch’s former Manager AKM

Azizur Rahman and three others.

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