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HC summons BASIC Bank investigators

Mukul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-05-23 3:03:27 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-05-24 3:55:18 PM

Staff Correspondent: The High Court has summoned all the investigation officers of 56 cases filed in connection with Basic Bank loan scam, seeking their explanation over the delay in completing the investigation.

It has asked them to appear in court on May 30 with investigation documents.

The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order on Wednesday noon.

“The Anti-Corruption commission has filed 56 cases in connection with the Basic Bank loan scam,” Anti-Corruption commission’s lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan said.

During the proceedings, the court found that the investigations of the cases were not finished in due time, the ACC lawyers said.

According to a Bangladesh Bank enquiry, about Tk 4,500 crore was siphoned out of the state-run bank between 2010 and 2013 when Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu chaired its board.

In 2015, the ACC had filed the 56 cases over the scam. However, Bacchu was not made accused in any of the cases.


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