The High Court has directed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to arrest 14 former officials of AB Bank Ltd and a businessman within seven days in connection with the embezzlement of Tk166 crore from the bank's Islamic Banking Division at Kakrail branch.
The court has also directed the immigration authorities, the ACC, and the inspector general of police, to take measures so that the accused cannot leave the country, ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Business Standard.
The High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Justice AKM Jahirul Haque issued the order on Tuesday.
Earlier on 9 June, a case was filed against 17 people on charge of embezzling Tk166 crore from AB Bank.
Two of the 17 accused later filed for anticipatory bail but the lower court sent the duo – Shahidul Islam and Abdur Rahim – to jail.
Later, the two accused appealed for bail again from jail and the hearing of that appeal took place on Tuesday. During the hearing, the High Court inquired about the remaining accused and then ordered their arrest.
The 15 accused are Md Ershad Ali, Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury, Shamim Ahmed Chowdhury, ABM Abdus Sattar, Anisur Rahman, Ruhul Amin, Wasika Afroji, Mufti Mustafizur Rahman, Salma Akter, Mohammad Emarat Hossain Fakir, Touhidul Islam, A Morshed, Khandaker Rashed Anwar, Sirajul Islam, and Mahfuz Ul Islam.