Update July 23, 2019

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4 Biman officials jailed for embezzlement

Mirajul Moin Joy

A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced four officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to different terms jail in an embezzlement case of Tk 2.8 million, reports UNB.

The convicts are airline salary section former manager Mohammad Jinnah, former accountant Harun-or-Rashid, cash and banking section assistant manager MA Rab and former accountant MAST Chowdhury (Mir Abu Sayed Taifuddin Chowdhury).

Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam gave the order in presence of three of the convicts.

The court awarded seven years jail to Jinnah, Harun and Taifuddin and also fined Tk 2.5 million each, in default; they have to stay in jail for one more year.

Besides, MA Rab was sentenced to jail for five years and fined Tk 1.5 million, in default; he has to stay in jail one more year. Harun was on the run and the court issued arrest warrant against him.

Anti-Corruption Commission deputy director Benzir Ahmed filed the embezzling case against five officials on 5 September, 2010. The officials took the money by forging bills.

The investigation officer submitted charge sheet against the officials on 6 February, 2014. The court ordered to start the investigation of the case on 28 January, 2016.

During the court procedure, Mir Ajizur Rahman passed away on 18 November, 2018. After taking testimony of 14 witnesses, the court gave the verdict.

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