Staff Correspondent: The Managing Director of National Bank Limited (NBL) could be attested any moment in a graft case. The case is filed against Chowdhury Mustaq Ahmed and six others with the Gulshan police station of the capital by anti corruption commission on Oct 28.
The ACC filed the case against Chowdhury Mustaq Ahmed, former Managing Director of Farmers Bank, now Managing Director of National Bank Limited for embezzling Tk 30 crore with the connivance of six others including S A Group chairman Shahabuddin Alam, who is already in jail for in another graft case of Bank Asia. Both the ACC and Gulshan thana police have been raided different places last night for arresting the accused bankers and businessmen. The other accused are former Additional Managing Director of Farmers Bank AKM Shamim, SVP of the bank Ziauddin Ahmed, former manager and SVP of Gulshan Branch Delowar Hossain, former Chairman of Audit Committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty and Yeasmin Alam, wife of Shahabuddin Alam. Yesmin Alam is the Managing Director of Banspati Products Limited, a sister concern of SA Group.
ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told media that Deputy Director of ACC Shamsul Alam filed the case under the Money Laundering Prevention Act 2012 for embezzling public money from Farmers Bank. Shahabuddin Alam is already in jail but all other accused are absconding. While our correspondent contacted with National Bank, Chowdhury Mustaq Ahmed was absent in office. Bangladesh Bank sources told that Chowdhury Mustaq Ahmed should resign from NBL as he has been accused by ACC in criminal and fraudulent activities, bridging the code of conduct of the CEO of any commercial bank. “NBL board also should ask him to resign,” the BB source added.
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