ACC sues 19 bank officials for illegal currency trade at Dhaka airport

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday filed a case against 19 officials and employees of four banks and two officials of money exchange houses at Hazarat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on charges of buying and selling foreign currencies illegally and laundering money.

Syed Nazrul Islam, a deputy director of the commission, filed the case with its integrated district office in Dhaka-1, said ACC secretary Khorsheda Yasmeen.

The accused are Janata Bank senior principal officer Anwar Parvaj, principal officers Shamim Ahmed and Md Ashiquzzman, senior officers Suruj Jamal, Amit Chandra Dey, Md Manik Mia, Sadiq Iqbal, Sujan Ali, and Humayun Kabir.

The accused people also include Sonali Bank senior officers Shoriful Islam Bhuyain, Shorba Uddin Khan, Sabuj Mir, Khan Ashiqur Rahman, ABM Sajjad Haider, Kamrul Islam, Samiul Islam Khan, and its supporting staff Md Mosharaf Hossain.

Mutual Trust Bank Limited officer Abu Tarek Prodhan, Agrani Bank senior officer Abdur Razzak, Avia Money Changer customer service manager Md Asadul Hossain, and Imperial Money Exchange managing director KM Kabir Ahmed were also made accused in the case.

Khorsheda Yasmeen said that preliminary evidence had been found against the accused people.

She said, ‘They collect foreign currencies illegally from expatriates who come from abroad and supply currency to corrupt people who launder money.’

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