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Tk 142cr fresh scam in Sonali Bank

Banking Desk
Sonali Bank has been fallen prey of a fresh scam of Tk.142crore, quoting a audit report of the Bank an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) source said.

The scam came to light in September last year through a business audit of the Bank.

“This amount of money was grabbed away through different lifeless projects and providing loans to the foreigners without singing any agreement,” the ACC sources said.

“There is no possibility of getting back the money,” the sources added.

Some officials of the Sonali Bank were involved in the loan scam, preferring anonymity the ACC sources also told quoting the audit report.

At that time, the audit report of the Bank suggested the authority concerned to take legal action against the alleged officials of the Bank and the borrowers as well.

Earlier in Jun, 2012, in a probe by the central bank, Sonali Bank suffered a notorious `Hallmark scam`. Hallmark Group took away more than Tk 26 billion from Sonali Bank`s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel branch.

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