Industry Desk: The Bangladesh Bank has served state-owned Janata Bank with a show cause notice over rescheduling of Tk 19.74 billion in loans given to eight companies, including seven AnonTex Group associated companies, in violation of its instructions.
The central bank letter was issued to the Janata Bank managing director and chief executive officer on Feb 4 asking it to explain the violation within seven working days, confirmed the Bangladesh Bank sources.
The state-owned Janata Bank, in its 591st board meeting, approved loan rescheduling of Tk 17.44 billion of seven companies associated with AnonTex Group despite the fact that the loans issued to those entities were classified as defaulted on grounds of money laundering and irregularities.
Under the central bank’s special rescheduling policy issued in 2019, the banks were allowed to reschedule loans with 2% down payment on grounds where there was no control over the situation behind the default. In the cases of AnonTex Group associated companies, the loans provided to the seven companies — Galaxy Sewing and Spinning and Yearn Dying Limited, Gakerd Knit Tex Limited, Suprov Composite Limited, M Nur Sweater Limited, Simran Composite Limited, Suprov Spinning Limited, and Meher Spinning Limited — turned default on money laundering and irregularities.
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