Tk 199cr defaulted loan: BB allows ‘launderer’ to reschedule it
In a gross violation of its own rules, the central bank has allowed an alleged money launderer to reschedule defaulted loan of Tk 199 crore taken from Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd (BCBL) through forged documents.
Bangladesh Bank also gave the BCBL permission to waive interest to the tune of Tk 71 crore on the defaulted loan of SB Exim owned by the alleged money launderer, Shahjahan Bablu.
As per the BB rules, no bank is allowed to reschedule any defaulted loans that have been secured through forgery. In such a case, a bank must file a lawsuit with a court to recover the embezzled fund.
SB Exim swindled the private commercial lender out of the fund through fake export bills for terracotta tiles in 2018, according to probes carried out by several organisations, including Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), a government agency fighting money laundering…