The High Court on Sunday criticised the Anti-Corruption Commission, the police, the immigration police authorities and that Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit, asking them how former SBAC Bank chairman SM Amjad Hossain who is wanted in a Tk 30 crore loan scam case could flee the country.

An online bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman also asked the ACC to submit to the court today an explanation over Ajmad’s departure.

The bench issued the directive suo motu after taking cognisance of a report that was published in the daily Jugantor on November 7.

The report said that Amjad, his wife Sufia Amjad and daughter Tazrir Amjad left the country through a land port of Bangladesh on November 3 and he later travelled to the US through India.

On January 7, the commission issued international travel ban on Amjad’s family.

The court froze bank accounts of Amjad’s family on the requests made by the BFIU on March 11.

The ACC on October 21 filed a case against seven SBAC officials, including Amzad Hossain, on charges of fraudulence of Tk 20 crore.

According to the case statement, Amzad Hossain, in collusion with others, helped the owner of Khulna Builders Ltd to get Tk 20.60 crore in loan from SBAC bank by making a fake inspection report and preparing a fake stock lot.

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