Four AB Bank officials face ban on overseas travel
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has issued letter imposing ban on overseas travel of four more Arab Bangladesh Bank (AB Bank) officials.
The officials who are asked to not leave the country are, head of corporate of the bank Mahfuz Ul Islam, head of Offshore Banking Unit (OBU) Mohammad Lokman, bank company secretary Mahadev Sarkar Suman and officer of head office MN Azim.
The ban was circulated to Immigration Authority through a letter signed by ACC Director Syed Iqbal Hossain on Thursday.
Earlier, a ban of barring overseas travel was imposed on 12 high officials of the bank including former chairman M Wahidul Haque and two former Managing Directors. ACC circulated the letter to Immigration Authority as primary evidences were found against the officials for laundering 20 million dollars to overseas. ACC also informed that to investigate the allegation seven Directors of the bank will be interrogated on January 7.
ACC also interrogated nine high officials of AB Bank including former Chairman M Wahidul Haque, former Managing Director M Fazlar Rahman and Shamim Ahmed Chowdhury.
According to the ACC sources, 20 million dollars were credited to a Dubai based company PGF. But the bank authority could not show any valid document in this regard. Rather the bank authority transferred the amount to a personal account. After sending the amount in three installments the fraud racket closed the account. Following the incident there is no information to AB Bank authority.
On December 21 the former Chairman of the bank M Wahidul Haque, Vice Chairman Selim Ahmed and Director Barrister Fahimul Haque resigned from their posts.