Graft case: 3 Agrani Bank officers jailed in Chittagong
Chittagong Correspondent: A Chittagong court on Tuesday sentenced three Agrani Bank officials and six businessmen to five years’ imprisonment each in a case for embezzling Tk 75 lakh.
The convicts are — former manager of Agrani Bank’s Khatunganj branch Ansarul Hoque, its cash-in-charge Adbus Shukkur and cashier Moinuddin Chowdhury, Abdun Nur, owner of Nur Traders, Jamal Uddin, proprietor of MS Alam Brothers and Company, Korban Ali, owner of MS Parveen Automobiles, Azizur Rahman, owner of Aziz and Brothers, Shahidul Aman, proprietor of Rahman and Company.
According to case records, the convicts drew a loan of Tk 70.40 lakh showing fake import debenture from the Khatunganj branch of the bank.
Inspector of the then Anti Corruption Bureau Abu M Arif Siddique filed a graft case with Kotwali Police Station on October 13, 1988 in connection with the incident.
After examining all witnesses and documents, Chittagong Divisional Special Judge Mir Ruhul Amin handed down the punishment to the nine convicts.
The court acquitted Ishak Chowdhury, former in-charge of the foreign exchange department of the bank’s Khatunganj branch, and M Hossain, owner of Hossain and Brothers.