Allegation against 4 people including MD of Islami Bank, ACC investigating

Rokeya Akhtar Bari, a customer of the bank, has filed a written complaint against four people including the bank’s managing director (MD) in the case of the disappearance of 149 gold ornaments from the locker of Chawkbazar Islami Bank in Chittagong. The police have taken the complaint as a general diary (GD) and sent it to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for investigation.

Rokeya Bari filed the complaint on Monday (June 3) night. The police sent the complaint to the ACC on Tuesday morning.

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The accused are Islami Bank Managing Director Mohammad Monirul Mawla, Company Secretary JQM Habibullah, Chowkbazar Branch Manager SM Shafiqul Mawla Chowdhury and Locker Incharge. Yunus.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chowkbazar Police Station Wali Uddin Akbar told Jago News, “Victim Rokeya Bari has given a written complaint regarding the allegation of theft of gold from the locker. The case is not being recorded in the police station as the matter is under the ACC schedule. We have officially sent the complaint to the ACC today (Tuesday) morning.’

Meanwhile ACC Chittagong Office Deputy Director Md. Najmuchhayadat said, ‘We have received a complaint against Islami Bank from Chowkbazar police station. The process of filing the complaint is almost at the final stage. In the afternoon we will send the investigation to the Dhaka head office for approval. It takes two to three days to get approved from the head office. After that we will start the investigation.’

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It has been mentioned in the written complaint that Rokeya Bari, an account holder of Islami Bank Chawkbazar branch, has been detained. Since 2006, he and his daughter Nasia Marzuka have been using the locker jointly owned. Around 160 gold bangles belonging to his family members were kept in that locker. On May 29, he went to the bank to fetch some gold ornaments and found the locker open in the presence of the officer in charge. Later, out of the 160 large gold-plated items collected there, approximately 149 large gold-plated items were found to have been stolen.

The victim Rokeya Bari alleged that this crime of breach of trust including theft of gold ornaments was committed with the connivance of bank officials and employees.