Plundering money: ACC approves charge sheet against 8 Biman officials

Staff Reporter :
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday approved the charge sheet against eight officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on charge of plundering Tk 1.50 crore from the state flag-carrying organisation, sources in ACC said.
The accused are Harun-Or-Rashid, former Superintendent of Accounts Division (Suspended), Mohammad Golam Mostofa, Mohammad Jinnah, former Manager (Retired), Abdul Malek, Nur Mohammad, former Assistant Manager, M A S T Chowdhury, former Superintendent of Cash and Banking Division (Suspended), Mir Azizur Rahman,
Accounts Officer (Retired) and M A Rab, former Assistant Manager (Accounts) of the organisation.
The high-ranking officers of ACC gave the approval after the investigation team submitted final inquiry report recommending charge sheet against them recently.
On September 5 in 2010, ACC Deputy Director Benzir Ahmed filed five cases with Biman Bandar Thana against the officials. Of the cases, the Commission approved the charge in two cases [Case No-13 and 15] for committing the irregularities for Tk 1,49,37,843.
Earlier, the investigation team submitted the charge sheet in the court for the cases No-12 and 14.
The ACC unearthed the irregularities amounting to Tk 3.24 crore embezzled between 2000 and 2005 by preparing 13 fake vouchers.
The ACC investigating found the evidence of the crime and submitted a primary report accusing 10 officials of the Biman in September 2010. Later, the investigation team lodged the cases under Anti-Corruption Commission Act, Section No-409, 467,468,471 and 109 and approved charge sheet as per ACC Act-1947, Section No-5 (2).
Besides, the eight accused, M A Awal, former Manager (Accounts Division) and Farid Uddin Ahmed, Manager of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines were indicted in the cases.