A court here has convicted sacked two senior bank officials and sentenced them to suffer 10 years jail each for misappropriating Tk 3.19 crore.
Divisional Special Judge Ismat Ara found the convicts guilty of corruption and pronounced the verdict on Sunday afternoon.
Simultaneously, the court also fined them Tk 1.60 crore each. Another accused of the case Khandaker Mainul Islam, one of the prominent businessmen in Rajshahi city, killed himself as he failed to bear the load of his bank loan in 2015.
According to the court sources, the convicts are: former Senior Executive Vice President and Branch Manager of Jamuna Bank Limited Abrar Hossain Khan and its senior Executive Officer Mazharul Islam.
Rajshahi Integrated Office of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) had lodged the case on July 30, 2014. After completing investigation ACC Assistant Director Aminur Rahman pressed charges accusing the bankers on April 11, 2017.
The prosecution story, in brief, is that the accused misappropriated the huge money through forgery of signature in collaboration with each other.
Public Prosecutor Shahidul Islam Khan conducted the case on behalf of the ACC.
Earlier on November 19 last, the two same bankers were sentenced to five years jail each for misappropriating Tk 1.70 crore. In the verdict, the court also fined them Tk 70 lakh each.