HC orders probe into corruption allegations against Southeast Bank chairman

 

The High Court today (Tuesday) directed the authorities concerned to conduct an inquiry into the corruption allegations against Southeast Bank Chairman Alamgir Kabir.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Bangladesh Bank and finance ministry have been ordered to conduct the probe and submit reports to the High Court in three months.

The court also issued a rule, asking the ACC, Bangladesh Bank and finance ministry to explain in four weeks why their inaction to move against the Southeast Bank chairman and to remove him from the office should not be declared illegal.

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman came up with the order and issued the rule following a writ petition filed by rights organisation Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB), seeking necessary directives on this issue.

During hearing on the petition, HRPB's lawyer Manzill Murshid told the court that according to a media report there are allegations against the bank's chairman of committing corruption involving crores of taka, but the authorities are yet to take any action against him.

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