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ACC to quiz 6 more AB Bank directors Sunday

06 Jan,2018



Dhaka, BdChronicle:


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will quiz six more members of the AB Bank's Board of Directors on Sunday over alleged laundering of Tk 165 crore to UAE.

ACC Assistant Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB that a notice was issued on Monday ( January 1) asking for their appearance before the ACC on January 7.

The directors of AB Bank are - Shishir Ranjan Bose, Mejbahul Haque, Fahimul Haque, Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin, Runa Zakia and Md. Anwar Jamil Siddiqui, said Pranab.

Five officials of the bank -- Mohammad Mahfuz Ul Islam, head of corporate treasury, Mohammad Lokman, head of Offshore Banking Unit, Arif Neaz, OBU at EPZ branch, Mahadeb Sarkar Sumon, company secretary, and MN Azim, who works in financial institutions and treasury section – were interrogated by ACC on January 2.

Earlier, on December 28 of the last year, the bank's former chairman M Wahidul Haque and former managing director M Fazlur Rahman were interrogated.

Wahidul Haque, along with AB Bank’s vice chairman and a director, resigned from the bank's board of directors on December 21, 2017 amid allegations of laundering around Tk 165 crore to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through two shady organisations in the name of investment.

Meanwhile, the ACC imposed a ban on the travel of 12 senior officials of the bank.

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