ACC sues nobel laureate Dr. Yunus for alleged involvement in embezzling over Tk 250m

  • June 1, 2023

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Source: The Financial Express

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged 13 people, including Grameen Telecom Chairman and Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus, with embezzling more than Tk 250 million.

On Tuesday, ACC Deputy Director Md Gulshan Anwar Prodhan filed a complaint with its integrated district office in Dhaka for misappropriating cash from Grameen Telecom’s Workers Profit Participation Fund.

The information was revealed by ACC Director General (Administration) Razwanur Rahman during a press conference at the commission’s offices in the capital.

Previously, the anti-graft body received an allegation of misappropriation of cash from Grameen Telecom’s Workers Profit Participation Fund, according to Rahman. The ACC uncovered proof of all 13 defendants, including Dr. Yunus, being involved in the misappropriation of funds after completing a thorough investigation, he said.

In response to a journalist question regarding whether Dr. Yunus was questioned during the inquiry, Rahman stated that the inquiry team meticulously questioned all of the accused people linked with the graft litigation in accordance with relevant legislation.

Md Nazmul Islam (50), managing director of Grameen Telecom; Md Ashraful Hasan (63), director and ex-managing director of Grameen Telecom; Parveen Mahmud (62), director of Grameen Telecom; Nazneen Sultana (61), director of Grameen Telecom; Md Shahjahan (65), director of Grameen Telecom; Nurjahan Begum (72), director of Grameen Telecom; S M Haj

The ACC claims that Grameen Telecom’s chairman, managing director, board members, Grameen Telecom’s Central Bargaining Agent (CBA) leaders, lawyers, and other individuals involved conspired to steal more than Tk 250 million from Grameen Telecom’s Workers Profit Participation Fund.

As a result, they committed an offense punishable under the relevant sections of the Penal Code of 1860 and the Money Laundering Prevention Act of 2012.