29 people face jail term for embezzling money 33 yrs ago

Published: June 28, 2018 21:06:26 | Updated: June 30, 2018 11:12:55

A court on Thursday sentenced 29 people to three years' imprisonment in a case filed for embezzling Tk 5.3 million from Rupali Bank 33 years ago.

The convicts, tried in absentia, were also fined the amount that they misappropriated.

Judge of the Divisional Special Judge Court Mir Ruhul Amin pronounced the verdict.

Anti-Corruption Commission's public prosecutor Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury said 30 local fake salt farmers' associations took Tk 53,00,700 from Ramu branch of Rupali Bank in 1985 and embezzled the money.

Later, on December 4 of the year, the then Anti-Corruption Bureau filed a case against 66 people, reports UNB.

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