“I told the court that many cases come to them after incidents happen. I requested the court to see if anything can be done to stop this matter. If steps are taken now, some funds can be saved. The court then asked me to file a writ petition.
After the suspicious lending was reported by the daily Prothom Alo, lawyer Shishir and four other customers of the bank filed a petition with Bangladesh Bank Governor Abdur Rauf Talukdar, demanding exemplary legal action followed by an investigation.
The customers have said in the petition that they, as depositors, were concerned about reports of “unusual transactions” at a time when Bangladesh is grappling with an economic crisis. Business Standard and The New Age also published reports on the alleged scam.