Tk 2 lakh crore plundered from banking sector: Fakhrul
Accusing the ruling quarters of plundering Tk 2 lakh crore from the banking sector, BNP on Thursday warned the trial of the plunderers will be held someday in people’s court.
“The banking sector has now been in an unstable and anarchic condition for corruption, plundering, disorder and lack of good governance, accountability and principles,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Speaking at a press conference, he further said, “The leaders, workers, supporters of Awami League and people backed by them plundered around two lakh crore taka of customers of different banks in the name of loan and resorting to various tricks, putting the banking sector in a serious trouble.”
BNP arranged the press meet at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office to present the party’s observations on the banking sector.
Fakhrul said the Awami League government is responsible for the widespread corruption and disaster in the banking sector. “The looters have got desperate for lack of good governance in the banking sector while the Awami-League-backed quarters are getting encouraged to plunder money from banks for lack of exemplary punishment for such offence.”
He said the country and its economy will face a serious crisis due to the catastrophe in the banking sector. “The current illegal regime must shoulder its responsibility.”
The BNP leader said the most banks are now facing severe liquidity crisis and, they are functioning borrowing money and the depositors are not getting their money back as their cheques are getting bounced frequently for lack of fund, creating worry among the bankers and their customers.