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Le Méridien owner Amin jailed in embezzlement case

Le Méridien owner Amin jailed in embezzlement case

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Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court Judge As-Shams Jaglul Hossain ordered Amin's imprisonment after he surrendered before it, seeking bail.

Staff Correspondent

Publisted at 5:11 PM, Wed Jul 10th, 2024

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A Dhaka court has sent the owner of Le Méridien Amin Ahmed in a corruption case involving the embezzlement of Tk110 crore from Basic Bank.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court Judge As-Shams Jaglul Hossain passed the order after Amin Ahmed surrendered before it, seeking bail, said the defendant’s lawyer advocate Ehsanul Haque Samaji.

On 30 June, the Appellate Division directed the accused to surrender to the lower court within seven days. 

On 5 June, the ACC's Assistant Director Neamul Hassan Gazi submitted a charge sheet against Amin Ahmed and five others, including former Basic Bank Chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu, his wife Shirin Akter, his brother Sheikh Shahriar Panna, and his sons Sheikh Rafa Hye and Sheikh Sabid Hye Anik.

According to the case statement, former Member of Parliament Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu purchased 30.25 katha of land for  Tk110 crore. However, two deeds indicated the land's value was Tk15.25 crore. Bacchu later transferred the land to his wife Shirin and sons Sheikh Rafa Hye and Sheikh Sabid Hye Anik. 

The charge sheet alleges that Sheikh Shahriar Panna and Amin Ahmed, owners of BM Computers and Crown Properties, assisted in this transaction.

ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Nurul Huda filed the case at the Dhaka-1 Integrated District Office on 2 October last year.

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