Saturday, June 25

33 Sonali Bank, Hall-Mark officials sued for forgery

Online Report: Thirty-three officials —  11 of Sonali Bank and 22 of Hall-Mark and its sister concerns — have been sued for taking Tk 755 crore in loan using fake documents.

Abul Hashem, deputy general manager of Sonali Bank, Sheraton Hotel branch, filed the case with the Third Joint District Judge’s Court of Dhaka today.

Hall-Mark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam, Managing Director Tanvir Mahmud and General Manager Tushar Ahmed have been made accused in the case.

Earlier, Sonali Bank filed 17 cases against Hall-Mark Group with Artha Rin Adalat (money loan court) for taking huge amount of money in loan submitting forged documents.

Sonali Bank started filing the cases after it failed to get buyers for the mortgaged assets of Hall-Mark.

Apart from these, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed 11 cases against 27 persons of Hall-Mark and Sonali Bank in October 2012 and pressed charges against 25 of them in October last year on money laundering allegation.