A Dhaka court on Wednesday jailed a bank official and a businessman in a case filed over the plunder of around Tk1.25 crore.
The convicts are Sukumar Roy, senior officer of Brac Bank and Nur Alam Haque Pramanik, owner of Nafiza Traders.
Sukumar was sentenced to five years in jail and fined Tk69,02,284 while Nur Alam was awarded three years and fined Tk41,41,370.
The Dhaka Special Judge's Court-9 Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman pronounced the verdict in the presence of convict Nur Alam. But Sukumar was tried in absentia as he is on the run.
On July 27, 2016, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed a graft case against the duo with the Tejgaon Industrial Area Police Station.
According to the case statement, abusing his power, Brac Bank officer Sukumar Roy in collusion with Nur Alam swindled around Tk1.25 crore.
The money was supposed to be deposited in an account of Unilever Bangladesh Ltd at Brac Bank through three demand drafts and a pay-order. But Nur Alam deposited the money in two other accounts.
Later, Nur Alam with Sukumar's help withdrew the money from the accounts and plundered it.