A Khulna court on Thursday sent four officials of state-owned Sonali Bank to jail in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission over embezzlement of Tk127 crore.
The Khulna Metropolitan Senior Special Judge's Court passed the order in presence of the four accused rejecting their bail petitions.
The accused are General Manager of Sonali Bank (head office) and the then deputy general manager of the bank's Khulna corporate branch Nepal Chandra Saha, former deputy general manager Samir Kumar Debnath, Senior Principal Officer Sheikh Taiabur Rahman and Assistant Officer Kazi Habibur Rahman.
Another accused SM Emdadul Hossain, chairman of Sonali Jute Mills Ltd, remained fugitive.
According to the case statement, the accused, in mutual collusion, took out more than Tk85.81 crore in loans at three phases from the branch. They misappropriated the money without purchasing any goods. This costed the government a loss of about Tk127 crore.
In this connection, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case with Khan Jahan Ali Police Station in 2017.