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ACC sues 2 Sonali officials, 3 others in N'ganj

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday filed three cases against five people, including two ex-officials of Sonali Bank, for misappropriating Tk 62.9 crore.

Md Sirajuddin, deputy assistant director of ACC, filed the cases with Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station.

Former managing director Abdus Samad and senior officer Sirajul Haque of Foreign Exchange Branch of the state-owned bank's Narayanganj branch have been accused in all the three cases.

The other accused are Syed Mohsin Uddin Sohel, owner of AS Knitwear, Dulal Shaha Sanjoy, managing director of the knitwear, and Ranjan Kumar Dhar, managing director of Square Attire.

Manjur Kader, acting officer-in-charge of the police station, said the cases were lodged based on information collected by ACC Constable Abdul Kader.

According to the case statement, Sohel took Tk 15.6 crore from the foreign exchange branch on September 5, 2005, against back to back letter of credit (LC). The amount was never paid and including the interest it now stands at about Tk 22.6 crore.

In another case, Dulal Shaha took Tk 15.5 crore on October 21, 2004 against back to back LC. Due to non-payment, the amount, including interest, stands at about Tk 23.2 crore.

Ranjan Kumar of Square Attire took Tk 10.3 crore on June 15 the same year in the same way. He too did not pay back and the amount, including interest, stands at about Tk 17 crore.

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