3 Sonali Bank officials get 31-year in jail in fraud case
The court also fined each of the accused Tk 28 lakh
Noakhali Correspondent: A court in Noakhali yesterday sentenced three Sonali Bank officials of Sonagazi branch to 31 years in prison each on charges of deception, fraudulence and embezzlement.
The court of district judge also fined Tk 28 lakh each of the accused while handing down the verdict in presence of the officials.
The accused are Md Rahim Ullah Khandaker, manager of Sonagazi branch; Md Abul Kalam, second official of the branch; and Md Mizanur Rahman, assistant officer of the bank. According to prosecution brief, the three officials embezzled more than Tk 19.36 lakh in collusion by duplicating clients’ signatures between October 2 in 2011 and August 13 in 2012.
Nurul Islam Sarkar, assistant director of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Noakhali filed a case against the three officials with Sonagazi Police Station in 2014.
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