The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) will interrogate former chairman of Basic Bank Limited Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu in connection with swindling around Tk 2,200 crore from state-run bank.
“Our investigation officers are conducting probe into the allegation. If necessary, the Commission will ask him (Bacchu) to face grilling,” ACC director Nur Ahmad said at the monthly press briefing at the Commission’s head office media centre on Monday.
Replying to a question, he said although the ACC did not file cases against the former chairman of Basic Bank he could be included in charge-sheets if the ACC probe finds his involvement in the much-talked about loan scam.
In September 2015, the ACC filed 54 cases against 56 people, including bank officials. Almost inexplicably though, they did not include in many people’s eyes the key graft suspect – ex-chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu.
According to an inquiry of Bangladesh Bank, about Tk 4,500 crore was swindled out from Basic Bank during six years while Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachhu served as its chairman.
ACC director general Dr Shamsul Arefin and its public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya were, among others , present at the press conference.