The Bangladesh Financial institution yesterday withdrew its govt director Shah Alam from the accountability of monitoring two departments for his alleged reference to scammer PK Halder.
Shah Alam was discharged of his duties on the central financial institution’s Division of Monetary Establishments and Markets (DFIM) and the Division of Banking Inspection 2.
The high-ups of the BB took the choice after Rashedul Haque, a detailed affiliate of PK Hader, confessed to a Dhaka courtroom that two excessive officers of the BB had assisted them to conduct the monetary scams.
SK Sur Chowdhury, a former deputy governor of the central financial institution, additionally assisted PK Halder, based on the confessional assertion.
Approached by The Each day Star, Md Serajul Islam, spokesperson and an govt director of the central financial institution, mentioned they’d taken the choice following the confessional assertion made by Rashedul.
As per the newest central financial institution choice, Shah Alam will supervise three departments as an alternative of earlier 5.
Requested whether or not the central financial institution will type an investigation committee on the matter, Islam mentioned they’d think about it if required.
Shah Alam didn’t reply to a request for remark from The Each day Star.
Halder misappropriated loans of Tk 10,200 crore from the NBFIs and laundered the cash to Canada, Singapore and India, utilizing 30 organisations, owned by him and his associates.
The allegation of embezzlement towards him surfaced after the Anti-Corruption Fee launched an enquiry into the wealth of unlawful on line casino house owners final 12 months.
Halder, who’s now in Canada, embezzled Tk 2,500 crore from Worldwide Leasing and Monetary Companies (ILFS), Tk 2,200 crore from FAS Finance, Tk 3,000 crore from Peoples’ Leasing and Tk 2,500 crore from Reliance Finance.
Shah Alam supervised the non-bank monetary establishments (NBFIs) since 2013 when he was appointed as common supervisor of the DFIM, which is accountable to make insurance policies and monitor these.
He promoted as an govt director in 2017 and was appointed to oversee NBFIs as soon as once more.
Within the confessional assertion, Rashedul Haque, additionally a former managing director of ILFS, mentioned Shah Alam was given Tk 2 lakh monthly to cover the rip-off.
Reliance Finance and ILFS gave Tk 5 lakh to Tk 7 lakh to the central financial institution’s inspectors after they inspected the NBFIs, he mentioned.
SK Sur Chowdhury had performed a key-role among the many central financial institution officers to assist the scammers, he added.
Rashedul Haque additionally confessed that he disbursed crores of cash together with Tk 70.82 crore as mortgage to a non-existent firm as per PK Halder’s course.
Dhaka Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Baki Billah recorded confessional assertion of Haque after Anti-Corruption Fee Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan, additionally investigation officer of the case, introduced him at his chamber.
After recording the assertion, the Justice of the Peace ordered to ship him to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj, an official of the ACC instructed The Each day Star.
In his assertion, Rashedul instructed the Justice of the Peace all of the actions concerning submission of utility for mortgage within the title of Anan Chemical Ltd and sanction of mortgage had been finished as per PK Halder’s course regardless that there have been no existence of the corporate.
“I had disbursed crores of cash as mortgage to various non-existing corporations and various high-profile individuals as per PK Halder’s course.
ACC official Gulshan interrogated Rashedul and Uzzal Kumar Nandi, former chairman of Folks’s Leasing and Monetary Companies Restricted, on the ACC workplace on January 25 after which they had been saved at Ramna Police Station — out of worry that they could depart the nation — for his or her alleged involvement within the rip-off.
The ACC additionally filed a case towards 24 folks together with the 2 with its Built-in District Workplace-1 of Dhaka.
PK Halder is the prime accused within the case.
In keeping with the prosecution, it was alleged that Uzzal, considered one of administrators of the faux firm “Anan Chemical Ltd”, and Rashedul in collusion with PK Halder and others took Tk 70.82 crore as mortgage and laundered the cash.
In keeping with ACC sources, Rashedul and Uzzal had been named within the case as shut associates of PK Halder, who has laundered enormous amount of cash overseas with their assist.