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Swindling of Tk 2200cr ACC quizzes Bacchu for second day

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duduk-lgoStaff Reporter
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday interrogated the former chairman of Basic Bank Lim-ited Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu for the second day in connection with swindling around Tk 2,200 crore from the state-run bank.
He left the ACC office after the interrogation without pronouncing any words at 5.15pm while the interrogation started at 10 am at its office. Earlier on December 4 when ACC first interrogated him, Bacchu had claimed him-self innocent.
ACC public relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told that the second day of Bacchu's interrogation began at 10am while ACC Directors AKM Zayed Hossain Khan and Syed Iqbal led the questioning.
He added that the former chairman Bacchu had fallen sick for hypertension during the interrogation and was examined by doctors around 2:00pm.
He was interrogated on December 4 (Monday) for the first time while the ACC began questioning the accused in connection with the swindling of the investigation on Oct 22.
Other BASIC Bank directors, including Md Anwarul Islam, Anis Ahmad, Quamrun Naher Ahmed, Prof Kazi Akhtar Hossain, Shakhawat Hossain, Fakhrul Islam, AKM Kamrul Islam, Jahangir Akhand Salim, Shyam Sun-der Sikder and AKM Rezaur Rahman, have already been interrogated.
According to an inquiry of Bangladesh Bank, about Tk 4,500 crore was swindled out from Basic Bank during six years while Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachhu served as its chairman.
In September 2015, the ACC filed 54 cases with three police stations in the capital accusing 156 individuals including 26 bank officials.