2 Janata Bank DGMs sent to jail

2 Janata Bank DGMs sent to jail

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Dhaka: A court here on Thursday two detained deputy general managers of Janata Bank, arrested by the Anti Corruption Commission, to jail in the Bismillah loan scam cases.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sajjadur Rahman passed the order after ACC deputy director Md Jalal Uddin produced them before the court seeking a three-day remand in each of two cases.
However, the court fixed October 18 for hearing the remand petition. UNB News Agency Reported.
Earlier in the day, the ACC arrested the two Janata Bank DGMs from the capital in connection with the two cases filed over the Bismillah loan scam.
An ACC team, led by its director Mir Zainul Abedin Shebly, arrested DGMs Azmul Haque and SM Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal (Corporate branch) from the city’s Motijheel area, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.
According to official sources, the ACC on November 3, 2013, filed 12 cases against 54 people, including 13 officials of Bismillah Group, for allegedly swindling out about Tk 1,175 crore from five commercial banks.
The remaining 41 accused are the officials of Janata Bank, Prime Bank, Jamuna Bank, Shahjalal Islami Bank and Premier Bank. DGMs Azmul Haque and SM Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal were made accused in two cases.
Bismillah Group, a terry towel producer, with the help of bank officials swindled out Tk 526.96 crore from three branches of Janata Bank, Tk 326.51 crore from Motijheel branch of Prime Bank, Tk 154.66 crore from Motijheel branch of Jamuna Bank, Tk 104.04 crore from Eskaton branch of Shahjalal Islami Bank and Tk 62.53 crore from Motijheel branch of Premier Bank during June 2011 and July 2012.

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