The High Court has summoned the head of National Bank’s Gulshan Corporate Branch to explain the validity of the transaction at the end of the bank’s fixed schedule. He has been asked to appear in Sasari court on March 12.
Justice Md. The High Court bench consisting of Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat gave this order on Monday with a spontaneous rule.
The report was published in Prothom Alo on Sunday under the title ‘Central Bank’s letter of transaction after 8 pm in National Bank’. After taking cognizance of the report, the hearing was ordered today.
In the court, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin for the state and senior lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan for the ACC were present in the hearing. The ACC lawyer presented the Prothom Alo report to the court.
Later, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin told Prothom Alo, “The rule asked why action should not be taken against those involved in the irregularities.” ACC, Bangladesh Bank, BFIU, Managing Director of National Bank, Manager of Gulshan branch and the defendants have been asked to respond to the ruling. Apart from this, the central bank has been asked to give a report stating what measures have been taken in that incident.
ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told Prothom Alo, “The Central Bank says that this is a punishable offence.” A month and a half passed. I don’t know what measures the central bank has taken. The court gave a suo motu ruling. The money was withdrawn outside the banking hours, how legitimate it is Gulshan Corporate Branch Head has been asked to appear in court on March 12 to explain. It has been asked why that transaction will not be illegal.
According to Prothom Alo’s report, the banking transaction schedule is from 10 am to 3:30 pm. During this period money can be deposited and withdrawn in the bank. However, National Bank’s Gulshan Corporate Branch gave Tk 22.6 million in cash to a customer even after 8 pm. This incident happened on December 28. Bangladesh Bank said that bank officials have committed serious irregularities by making cash transactions after the stipulated time, which is a punishable offence. Punitive action has been ordered for this.