Bachchu feels nervous in 2nd day’s ACC quizzing

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Dhaka, December 06: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday interrogated the former chairman of BASIC Bank Limited Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu for the second day in connection with swindling around Tk 2200 crore bank.Bacchu left the ACC office without talking to the newsmen at 5.15pm, immediately after the interrogation ended.

ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said that the second day’s interrogation of Bachchu began at 10:00am. ACC directors AKM Zayed Hossain Khan and Syed Iqbal led the questioning.

Bachchu had fallen sick for hypertension during the interrogation and was examined by physicians around 2:00pm, he added.

Earlier, he was interrogated on 4 December for the first time after the ACC had begun questioning the accused on 22 October in connection with the misappropriation of the money.

Bacchu had claimed himself innocent during the first interrogation.

Other BASIC Bank directors, including Md Anwarul Islam, Anis Ahmad, Quamrun Naher Ahmed, professor Kazi Akhtar Hossain, Shakhawat Hossain, Fakhrul Islam, AKM Kamrul Islam, Jahangir Akhand Salim, Shyam Sunder Sikder and AKM Rezaur Rahman, have already been interrogated.

According to an inquiry of the Bangladesh Bank (BB), about Tk 45 billion was swindled out of the Basic Bank during six years of Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachhu’s tenure as its chairman, reports agency.

In September 2015, the ACC filed 54 cases with three police stations in the capital accusing 156 individuals including 26 bank officials in this connection.