The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) interrogated four people, including International Leasing and Financial Services Ltd's former managing director Rashedul Haque, over embezzlement of Tk2,500 crore from the institution.
The three other personnel are engineer Md Nuruzzaman, director; Al Mamun, AVP; and Rafsan Riyad Chowdhury, senior manager of the ILFS. ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan interrogated them at the commission's head office in the Shegunbagicha area of Dhaka.
According to ACC sources, Rashedul Haque served as the main associate of Prasanta Kumar (PK) Halder, former managing director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance, in embezzling money from the institution.
PK Halder embezzled more than Tk3,500 crore from different financial institutions, including the ILFS.
Earlier, the ACC interrogated MA Hashem, former chairman of the ILFS and directors of the organisation Nasim Anwar, Bashudev Banerjee, Mohammad Abul Hashem, Nowsherul Islam and Anwarul Kabir.
On 13 August, the ACC froze the bank accounts – with deposits of Tk3,000 crore – owned by PK Halder and his 82 accomplices.
Commission sources said they requested the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) to freeze these accounts due to an ongoing enquiry into their alleged funds embezzlement and money laundering.
The BFIU froze their accounts on the commission's request.