A Dhaka court yesterday set March 3 for submitting probe report in a case filed against Grameen Tele-com and Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus and 12 others for allegedly embezzling Taka 25 crore from the company.
Yesterday was fixed for submitting the report, the investigation agency Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) however, failed to do it. Taking the matter into consideration, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Asaduzzaman set a new date in this regard.
ACC deputy director Md Gulshan Anwar on May 30, 2023, filed the case with its Dhaka-1 integrated district office.
The other accused in the case are- Grameen Telecom Managing Director Nazmul Islam, directors Ash-raful Hasan, Naznin Sultana, Parvin Mahmud, Md Shahjahan, Nurjahan Begum and SM Huzzatul Islam Latifee, Sramik-Karmachari Union President Md Kamruzzaman and General Secretary Firoz Mahmud Hasan, lawyers Zafrul Hasan Sharif and Yusuf Ali and representative Md Mainul Islam.
According to the case documents, a decision was made on the company’s 108th board meeting, presided over by Dr Yunus on May 9, 2022, to open a bank account at Gulshan branch of Dhaka Bank Limited. But it was found that the account was opened a day before the decision was even made.
More than Taka 26 crore was transferred to the account on different occasions, as per ‘fake settlement agreements’ and decision of the board. But before even distributing the share of the company’s profit to the workers, and letting them know, the accused embezzled around Taka 25 crore from the fund.