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HC orders ACC probe over Tk15 crore loan ‘mortgaging’ government property

 HC orders ACC probe over Tk15 crore loan ‘mortgaging’ government property

The High Court on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the scam of taking a Tk15 crore loan from the Social Islami Bank by mortgaging a government property on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in the capital’s Azampur area.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) was asked to submit the inquiry report to the court within three months. At the same time, the managing director of Social Islami Bank was asked to explain how and why the bank approved the loan against a fake mortgage.

Following a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Obayed Ahmed, the bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order.

The court also asked the ACC chairman, governor of Bangladesh bank and the chief of the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) to explain within four weeks why their inaction against the scammer should not be declared illegal.

The court set 24 February to submit the inquiry report and for further hearing…

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