The Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned seven officials of the Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL) — a government-owned non-banking financial institution.
ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said the officials will be quizzed about their former colleague SM Farmanul Islam, who allegedly amassed wealth illegally and was involved in money laundering.
The officials are: BIFFL Chief Operating Officer Sagir Hossain Khan; Chief Financial Officer Mashruna A. Chowdhury; Unit Head, Treasury, Md Nisarul Kabir Siddiqui; Unit Head, IT & MIS Mohabul Alam; Senior Officer (Finance and Accounting) Salah Uddin Kader Chowdhury; Senior Assistant Officer Mohammad Hossain; and Officer (HR & Admin) Muhammed Shahjahan.
The anti-graft watchdog, on Sunday, sent a letter to BIFFL asking the officials to be present at the ACC on March 19 and 23.
The letter said, "The ACC is currently looking into accusations against former BIFFL Chief Executive Officer SM Farmanul Islam who allegedly misappropriated power, accumulated wealth illegally and was involved in money laundering. The commission should hear the explanations of the concerned in this regard."
The ACC initiated a formal investigation about Farmanul on September 19 last year. Subsequently, the anti-graft watchdog slapped a travel ban on the former BIFFL chief executive officer.