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Dhaka Tribune

Minister’s flash visit, two Ctg land officials suspended

Update : 16 Mar 2014, 07:01 PM

The State Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Javed in a sudden visit suspended two land officials of the port city yesterday for irregularities and negligence in duties.

Sources at Agrabad Circle Land Office told the Dhaka Tribune that the minister visited the office without prior notice around 11:30am and ordered the concerned authorities to close the officials -- Land Officer M Joynal and Assistant Land Officer RanaKantiShil -- for the aforesaid offence.

Besides, the minister ordered to transfer fourth-class (MLSS) employee Anisul Islam as he has been working there for four years violating the government job rules.

Meanwhile, Saifuzzaman arrested two people named AlakKhastogir and Abdus Sukkur for setting up makeshift shops illegally in front of the office on the government land.

Afterwards, the state minister along with land officials conducted a drive on an illegally built brick kiln, Pacific Marine Service Auto Brickfield, at Bakalia of the city around 12:30am and sealed off the kiln and ordered to arrest its manager Pradip Dutta.

“We will recover all illegally occupied state land,” he said, adding that the ministry would stop all kinds of irregularities inthe country’s the land offices and bring to book the officials and employees involved in corruption.

The state minister also said he would continue this type of sudden visit and drive.

Some days ago, the minister paid another such visit at a local land office and suspended its two officials for the same charge.

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