Bank Loan Scam
ACC okays charge sheet against SK Sinha, 10 others
Published : Thursday, 5 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 126
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday approved charge sheet against former chief justice SK Sinha and 10 others in a case filed for their alleged involvement in bank loan scam and money laundering.
Farmers Bank, now Padma Bank, disbursed Tk 4 crore in loan to two persons who introduced them having close relationship with SK Sinha. The loan amount was deposited in the bank account of Sinha by the duo through two pay-orders.
Later a criminal case was filed against SK Sinha under the relevant provisions of the Penal Code, the Prevention Corruption Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
In the charge sheet, ACC Investigation Officer Benjir Ahmed made Mahbubul Haque Chishti alias Babul Chisti, the then chairman of Farmers Bank audit committee, accused. Besides, he dropped name of Zia Uddin Ahmed, former manager of Gulshan Branch of the bank, from the charge sheet
The nine other charge-sheeted accused are former Farmers Bank managing director and CEO AKM Shameem, first vice-presidents Swapan Kumar Roy and Shafiuddin Askaree, senior executive vice-president Gazi Salauddin and vice-president M Lutful Haque.