Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB) - A legal notice was sent to authorities concerned seeking formation of a commission to investigate various irregularities in Bangladesh’s banking sector.
Supreme Court lawyer Manzill Murshid sent the notice to Bangladesh Bank governor, the Cabinet secretary, PMO secretary, Finance Division secretary, Financial Institutions Division secretary and law ministry secretary.
It mentioned that billions of taka had been embezzled from state-run and private banks over the last several years. But no effective measures were taken to stop it although the money was deposited by the people.
The notice requested the formation of a commission under the 1953 inquiry commission act within the next seven days to probe irregularities and make recommendations to prevent them in the future.
It asked to include former Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, BB Governor Salahuddin Ahmed, former caretaker government adviser Mirza Azizul Islam, former BB deputy governor Khondokar Ibrahim Khaled, former Citibank N.A. CEO Mamun Rashid, representatives from BB and finance ministry in the commission.
Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday sentenced six people, including chairman and managing director of multilevel marketing (MLM) company Unipay2u, to 12 years rigorous imprisonment in a money laundering case.
The six convicts are Chairman Md Shahiduzzaman Shahin, managing director Mohammad Muntasir Hossain, Executive Director Masudur Rahman, Advisor Monjurul Ehsan Chowdhury, General Manager AM Jamshed Rahman, and Director HM ArshadUllah.
Among them, Shahiduzzaman Shahin, Masudur Rahman and Monjurul Ehsan Chowdhury remained absconding.
The court also fined them Tk 2702 crore each.
On January 25, 2011,the then assistant director Md Towfiqul of the Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case with Shahbag Police Station against the officials of Unipay2u, a so-called multilevel marketing company, for launderingTk 420, 14,29663 from different banks.
Police framed charges against them on June 22, 2011 and they were indicted in the case on July 6, 2015.
After examining all the records and 23 witnesses among 27, Judge Abu Syed Dilzar Hossain of special judge court-3 handed down the verdict.
Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday asked the lower court concerned to dispose of the petition filed seeking bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia by February 4 in a case filed over killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus in 2015.
The HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing the petition.
Earlier on Januray 20, Khaleda’s lawyer Barrister Kayser Kamal on behalf of Khaleda filed the petition with the High Court.
Cumilla court deferred the bail petition hearing of the case for the fourth times, he said.
On January 16, Cumilla additional district and sessions judge Md Ali Akbar deferred the hearing on charge framing and bail petition of BNP chief.
It also fixed February 4 for hearing on the petition.
Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a petrol bomb attack on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram upazila on February 3, 2015 during the BNP-led alliance's movement.
Two cases were filed against Khaleda Zia in this connection.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - The High Court (HC) on Tuesday summoned Jamuna Bank Managing Director Shafiqul Alam to appear before it on January 29 to explain why the bank did not pay the Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) money to a businessman.
A bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das passed the order after hearing a petition filed by businessman AIM Hasanul of Banani area in the city.
According to the writ petition, a businessman Talebun Nur opened an FDR account of Tk 51 lakh with the bank’s Nawabpur branch on March 5, 2005. The deposit became matured after five years.
But, the account was showing a total of Tk 2.5 lakh as balance.
Later, Talebur gave power of attorney to his business partner Hasanul Mujib to withdraw the money from the bank, but the authority did not pay him the money stating that the account contained an insufficient amount.
Following it, Talebur wrote to the Bangladesh Bank failing to get a response for the concerned bank despite repeated attempts but failed.
Later, Hasanul filed a writ petition with the HC on February 12, 2017.
Later, the HC directed Jamuna Bank to pay Hasanul Tk 51 lakh against his FDR within 30 days.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) –The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the High Court verdict that upheld a lower court judgement sentencing former Chief Conservator of Forest Osman Gani to 12 years’ imprisonment in a corruption case.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice M Imaan Ali passed the order after dismissing an appeal filed by Osman Gani challenging the High Court verdict.
The High Court on December 15, 2015 upheld the lower court verdict that convicted and sentenced Osman
Gani, who have served his sentence since 2007 and got release in 2016, was arrested during the time of caretaker government when Tk 1,06,84,600 cash was seized from his home in Uttara.
Earlier on June 5, 2008, Judge AKM Arifur Rahman of the Special Court-10 sentenced Gani to 12 years' imprisonment.
Mohsin Ara, Gani’s fugitive wife, was also jailed for three years and fined Tk 10 lakh for ‘assisting’ Gani.