In recent times, several groups have been spreading lies and misinformation about Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and the country's banking sector. Bangla Insider's investigation revealed that Prothom Alo-Daily Star is the mastermind and the first instigator of this propaganda. Bangla Insider published several investigative reports on this.
When the published reports created a stir among the readers, the matter came to the attention of the Detective Branch (DB).
Detective Branch (DB) chief Mohammad Haroon-or-Rashid confirmed the spreading of misinformation about the banking sector today (9 January) in a press conference at DMP's media center on Minto Road in the capital.
In the press conference Mohammad Harun-or-Rashid said that, ‘Recently, it has been observed that some individuals are trying to destabilize the financial sector by providing various fabricated information about banks and financial institutions through social media. When the matter came to our DB Cyber Unit, we initiate an investigation. After investigation we arrested 4-5 such people who were spreading rumors. We have arrested them for putting up posters in different places and spreading rumors like bank robbery, there is no money in the bank.’
He said, by interrogating the arrested people, we found out that, with the help of anti-independence conspirators based outside and inside the country, they are spreading such fabricated information to destabilize the banking sector.
As you know, Islami Bank Limited is a reputed bank. But at the time of its establishment, the bank was under the control of Mir Kasem Ali, who was sentenced to death for war crimes and his associates. Due to which, when this bank was freed from them and the management of the bank went into the hands of S. Alam Group and others, a part of the anti-independence circle engaged in activities and propaganda against the bank.
DB chief said, the main objective of this cycle was to destabilize the financial sector and put the government in pressure. They have put up posters in different places of Dhaka city and on one side they are saying that S Alam group are robbers, they have looted all the money from the bank and smuggled it abroad. But at the same time we noticed that Bangladesh Bank is saying that everything is fine. There is no problem with the bank. There was no looting.
We have arrested those who were involved in this. They have said that, those who were initially in the management of Islami Bank, a group of Jamaat-Shibir clique, are destabilizing the banking sector through social media from outside the country, there is no money in the bank and even they request on social media that expatriates do not send remittances to the country.
Banking sector insiders say a group is trying to destabilize the banking sector with motive. Now that the matter has come to the attention of the Detective Branch, we hope they will take action. Besides, those who are the real conspirators should also be identified and should be brought to justice.
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