ACC questions AB Bank’s ex-chairman Wahidul, ex-MD Fazlur
The national agency also questioned M Fazlur Rahman, a former managing director of the bank, in connection with the same charges on Thursday.
Wahidul told reporters outside the ACC offices at Segunbagicha in Dhaka after the questioning around 4:30pm that he had not been involved with any incident of money laundering.
“I’ve told them (ACC) all I had to say,” he said.
Fazlur came out of the ACC offices half an hour later. “We’ve given our explanations. They (ACC) will check those now. The bank had provided them with all necessary information,” he said.
They were allegedly involved in laundering Tk 1.65 billion by setting up an offshore company in Singapore in collusion with each other.
ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said the commission’s Director Syed Iqbal Hossain and Assistant Director Gulshan Anwar quizzed Wahidul and Fazlur.
The ACC is scheduled to quiz Shamim Ahmed Chaudhury, also a former managing director of the AB Bank, and Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, who had headed the financial institute and treasury department of the bank.
It will also question five officials of the bank on Jan 2.
They are Head of Corporate and Structured Finance Division Mahfuz-Ul-Islam, Head of Offshore Banking Unit or OBU Mohammad Lokman, OBU official Md Arif Newaz, Secretary Mahdev Sarker Sumon and MN Azim, an official at the bank’s headquarters.