The fact-finding committee of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) to investigate irregularities in Bangladesh Industrial Finance Company Ltd and other financial institutions has summoned its former deputy governors SK Sur Chowdhury and S M Muniruzzaman for quizzing.
Central bank sources said the duo was scheduled to appear before the committee on Tuesday.
The probe body asked them to appear before it as part of an investigation over irregularities, said a source at the central bank wishing to be unnamed.
The inquiry committee has already quizzed former and current officials of the central bank and former and current chairmen, managing directors and directors of various financial institutions.
The probe report on a financial institution has already been finalised. The committee is expected to submit the investigation report next month, sources at the central bank said.
Following the court's observation, Bangladesh Bank on 17 February formed the committee headed by deputy governor AKM Sajedur Rahman Khan to determine the role of those involved in the financial irregularities of Bangladesh Industrial Finance Company Limited (BIFC) over the PK Haldar issue.
Alongside the central bank officials, a former judge and bureaucrat are the members of the committee. The committee is also investigating irregularities in other financial institutions.
Rashedul Haque, former managing director of the International Leasing, on 2 February gave a confessional statement in court on the PK Haldar issue.
He said Reliance Finance and International Leasing used to pay Tk5-7 lakhs to the inspection officers of Bangladesh Bank to hide the irregularities of financial institutions.
Shah Alam, the then general manager of the Financial Institutions and Market Department of Bangladesh Bank, was paid Tk2 lakh per month.
Former deputy governor SK Sur Chowdhury was also on the payroll of PK Halder to hide irregularities and corruption of financial institutions, Rashedul Haque said.
Later, the BB transferred Shah Alam from the Financial Institutions and Market Department following allegations of his connections with businessman PK Halder.
At least 10 of the 35 financial institutions are in critical state. These companies are not able to refund the customers.
Of these, a liquidator has been appointed for the liquidation of People's Leasing. The court has appointed the chairman for the International Leasing and the BIFC.
The central bank's investigation has revealed that PK Haldar embezzled Tk3,500 crore from these financial institutions.