Jhenaidah ZC member, brother sued for embezzling bank money

Published : 12 Feb 2024 09:18 PM

Bank Asia authorities in Jhenaidah had filed a case against Jhenaidah district council member Razibul Kabir Razib, son of late Kawser Mandal of village Jagadishpur in Kotchandpur upazila and his younger brother, an ex-employee of the bank Manirul Islam now serving with Dutch Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) for their alleged involvement of Tk 63 lakh from Bank Asia Kotchandpur outlet in Jhenaidah. 

Senior relationship officer also the manager of Kotchandpur outlet Nurunnabi had filed the case with Kotcahndpur police on Wednesday, said the bank sources in Jhenaidah. Earlier two senior officials had visited the outlet, were confirm the embezzlement of the huge money of an expatriate two the duo brothers. 

The affected person Rokanuzzaman, of Raghunathpur village in same upazila said serving in Kuwait said he had been serving in Kuwait for a couple of years. He returned home and opened a savings account (number 1083444006106) with Bank ASIA Kotchandpur outlet. Manirul Islam, son of Latae Kawser Mandal was running the outlet as manager. As Manirul managed another job with Dutch-Bangla bank Limited (DBBL), he handed over the charge to hie elder brother Razibul Kabir Razib as per the consent of the bank. 

Rokanuzzaman had deposited Tk 60 lakh vide the receipts numbers 1082744000008 and 1082744000009 on March 2 of 2020. The bank authorities had notified that he would withdraw the profit for Taka 35 thousand in each month after the maturity on February 2023. He was informed that a total of Taka 63 lakh would be credited to his account in time.  

Affected Rokanuzzaman said when he went to withdraw money rushed the outlet and was informed that the money was withdrawn through three cheques when he was outside the country. Rokanuzzaman had informed the matter to different sections of the bank in Dhaka and other areas and Bangladesh bank in written complaints. He had earned the money serving in the foreign country for years together, Rokanuzzaman said.

Senior relationship officer also the manager of Kotchandpur outlet Nurunnabi when contacted said they filed the case when a senior visiting team found the crime by bank men for their embezzlement of huge money of a client serving in foreign country. They were also informed that the accused might flee the country to avoid arrest.