Published: Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hall-Mark chairman to repay Tk 100cr per month


Jasmine Islam, chairman of controversial Hall-Mark Group. Star file photo

A Dhaka court Sunday granted bail to Jasmine Islam, chairman of controversial Hall-Mark Group, on condition that she would submit Tk 100 crore every month until their Tk 2,600 crore loan is repaid.

Judge Md Zahirul Haque of the Senior Special Judge’s Court granted Jasmine bail in 11 cases after her lawyer Kazi Md Nazibullah Hiru, also president of Dhaka Bar Association, assured the court that his client would pay the amount regularly to the head office of Sonali Bank.

Jasmine was sent to jail on February 19 hours after she surrendered to a Dhaka court in connection with the corruption cases.

The Anti-Corruption Commission on October 4 last year had filed the cases against 27 top officials of the state-owned Sonali Bank and Hall-Mark Group for swindling Tk 2,600 crore.

According to a Bangladesh Bank investigation, Hall-Mark in connivance with some bank officials pocketed the amount from the Ruposhi Bangla branch of Sonali Bank on forged documents.

  • Chengdola

    What about the key Sonali officials who also took hundreds of crore taka as bribe as well as Jannat Ara Henry, the chairman of Sonal Bank Board who have fled to US, and Dr. Modasser, the man from U.N.C.L.E? What about 44 expensive SUVs that were given to Sonali Bank executives as bribe? Where are these SUVs now? The court should instruct the law enforcers to impound them. Above all, we want Dr. Modasser and Jannat Are Henry the the entire Sonal Bank Board of Directors behind jail because those criminals took hundreds of crore taka as bribe.

  • SM

    Paying to whom?