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Tk 7,000cr embezzlement ACC grills 4 SB officials

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Staff reporter
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday interrogated four officials of Sonali Bank, including a deputy general manager, for alleged embezzlement of Tk 7,000 crore from the state-owned bank.
ACC deputy director Zainul Abedin Shebly questioned them for nearly six hours from 10 am at the ACC head office, ACC source said.
The Sonali Bank officials, interrogated today (Tuesday), were deputy general manager (head office) Azadul Haque, senior executive officer Manzur Rahman, and executive officers Biplab Bhusan Bakshi and Mohammad Anisuzzaman.
ACC sources said that about Tk 7,000 crore were embezzled from seven branches of Sonali Bank through back-to-back L/Cs during 2010-2013. The internal investigation report of the bank earlier disclosed the scam.
Of the total, about Tk 3,000 crore was plundered from Ruposhi Bangla branch; Tk 600 crore from local office branch; Tk 141 crore from Agargaon branch; Tk 281 crore from Gulshan branch; Tk 3 crore from foreign trade corporate branch; Tk 250 crore from Bangabandhu Avenue branch; Tk 400 crore from Agrabad corporate branch; and Tk 300 crore from Laldighi corporate branch and Narayanganj corporate branch.
A five-member ACC team, led by its deputy director Zainul Abedin Shebly, is currently probing the graft allegation.