Shahjalal Bank director on remand

A Chittagong court has sent Shahjalal Islami Bank’s Director Mohammed Solaiman to seven-day police remand in a case over misappropriation of bank money.

Published : 3 July 2014, 03:55 PM
Updated : 3 July 2014, 03:55 PM

The court of the Chittagong Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Moshiur Rahman granted the remand on Thursday on a plea of an Anti Corruption Commission officer.

Chittagong Metropolitan Police’s Additional Deputy Commissioner (Prosecution) Rezaul Masud said ACC Assistant Director at Dhaka office Rafiqul Islam sought ten day’s remand, but the court granted seven days.

Shahjalal Islami Bank authorities had filed the case against Solaiman with the Kotwali Police Station in Chittagong on Apr 13, alleging misappropriation of Tk 1.49 billion. Later, the ACC recorded the case.

ACC officials arrested him on Jun 25 in a raid on Akram Tower at Bijoy Nagar in Dhaka.

After being detained following an ACC probe led by AC Rafiqul Islam, Solaiman claimed he had been victimised by AK Azad, the present back chairman.

Meanwhile, Solaiman’s associates attacked journalists when they were trying to take photographs and footage and talk to him as he was being taken out of the court after Thursday hearing.

Four journalists were injured. They are Channel24 videographer Shafique Ahmed Sajib and reporter Jamshedul Karim and daily Samakal correspondent Ahmed Kutub, and photojournalist Rashed Mahmud.

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