Members of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday arrested three officials of state-run Basic Bank Limited in connection with the swindling money.
An ACC team conducted a drive in Motijheel around 2 pm and detained the bank officials, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya informed.
The detainees were identified as suspended deputy managing directors of the bank Fazlu Sobhan and Mohammad Selim, and former deputy general manager Shiper Ahmed.
The detained bank officials were taken into the ACC head office for questioning. They are expected to be produced before court on Thursday evening and the Commission will seek their remand for questioning them further, Pranab said.
Earlier, on September 2015, the ACC filed 56 cases against 156 people in connection with the swindling of about Tk20 billion (Tk2000 crores) from Basic Bank. The detainees are accused in most of the cases.
On October 22, 2015, the national anti-graft body formed a six-member probe team to investigate the cases.
According to a Bangladesh Bank inquiry, about Tk45 billion (Tk4,500 crores) was swindled out from Basic Bank in the last six years when Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachhu was its chairman. But no case was filed against him, according to UNB. - Idrak