Travel ban imposed on 6 NSU trustees

Travel ban imposed on 6 NSU trustees

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 18:32 24 May 2022   Updated: 18:32 24 May 2022

Front gate of North South University (NSU); File Photo

Front gate of North South University (NSU); File Photo

A Dhaka court today has imposed a travel ban on six people, including five members of the North South University (NSU) Trustee Board, in a case lodged over alleged embezzlement of Tk 303.82 crore.

The court of Dhaka Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order, accepting a plea of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

The six accused are — NSU Board of trustees chairman Azim Uddin Ahmed, members MA Kashem, Benajir Ahmed, Rehana Rahman and Mohammed Shajahan, and Ashaloy Housing and Developers Limited managing director Amin Md Hilali.

Earlier on May 23, the court allowed the anti-graft body to interrogate four members of the trustee board – MA Kashem, Benajir Ahmed, Rehana Rahman and Mohammed Shajahan – at the jail gate.

The High Court on May 22 scrapped a plea filed by these four for anticipatory bail in the case and ordered Shahbagh police to arrest them immediately.

The ACC on May 12 filed the case against the six, including the chairman of the trustee board, for embezzling Tk 303.82 crore from the university’s funds for purchasing land for its campus.

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