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Ex-chairman of Basic Bank falls sick during interrogation

Published : Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 at 6:41 PM Count : 388

Former chairman of Basic Bank Limited Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu fell sick for hypertension and was examined by doctors around 2:00pm during the interrogation Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

ACC public relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya revealed this to UNB and said Bacchu's interrogation began at 10am while ACC Directors AKM Zayed Hossain Khan and Syed Iqbal led the questioning.

The ACC on Wednesday interrogated for the second day Abdul Hye Bacchu in connection with swindling around Tk 2,200 crore from the state-run bank, reports UNB.

He left the ACC office after the interrogation without pronouncing any words at 5:15pm while the interrogation started at 10 am at its office. Earlier on December 4 when ACC first interrogated him, Bacchu had claimed himself innocent.

He was interrogated on December 4 (Monday) for the first time while the ACC began questioning the accused in connection with the swindling of the investigation on Oct 22.

Other BASIC Bank directors, including Md Anwarul Islam, Anis Ahmad, Quamrun Naher Ahmed, Prof Kazi Akhtar Hossain, Shakhawat Hossain, Fakhrul Islam, AKM Kamrul Islam, Jahangir Akhand Salim, Shyam Sunder Sikder and AKM Rezaur Rahman, have already been interrogated.

According to an inquiry of Bangladesh Bank, about Tk 4,500 crore was swindled out from Basic Bank during six years while Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachhu served as its chairman.

In September 2015, the ACC filed 54 cases with three police stations in the capital accusing 156 individuals including 26 bank officials, UNB added.


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