The Anti -Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday filed a case against five people, including four bank officials, for allegedly swindling out about Tk 126 crore from Sonali Bank.
The case was filed against chairman of Sonali Jute Mills Limited SM Emdadul Hossain, general manager of Sonali Bank (head office) Nepal Chandra Saha, senior principal officer of Sonali Bank’s Khulna Corporate branch Sheikh Taiubur Rahman, assistant officer of the branch Kazi Habibur Rahman and former deputy general manager Samir Kumar Debnath.
According to the case statement, Khulna Jute Mills Limited earlier opened letters of credit (LCs) of over Tk 85 crore with Khulna Corporate branch of Sonali Bank in 2010 to import raw goods from abroad.
However, the mill did not import goods and the accused in collusion with each other swindled the money and caused a loss of Tk 126 crore to the national exchequer.
The case was filed under the Penal Code and the Anti Corruption Commission Act.