Assistant Director of DLS Mahbubul Haque was given the vehicle for his use during a duck breeding project whose tenure had finished in June last year
Officials of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday retrieved a government-issued Toyota Land Cruiser Prado from an official of the Department of Livestock Sciences (DLS), who was said to have been illegally holding on to the vehicle well past its designated tenure.
It was deposited by DLS officials at the ACC headquarters, after ACC instructed the said official to hand over the vehicle immediately.
According to ACC sources, Assistant Director of DLS Mahbubul Haque was given the vehicle for his use during a duck breeding project whose tenure had finished in June last year.
Upon receiving a formal complaint, an ACC enforcement team led by its director general (administration) Md Munir Chowdhury instructed Mahbubul to return the vehicle immediately.
Mahbubul's driver was said to be paid Tk50,000 from DLS for his wages and overtime, bonuses, dating from August 2018 till January this year.
"Using government assets illegally also constitutes as misuse of power," Munir told reporters on Monday.
Earlier on February 11, a third grade former employee of the Power Development Board was found to use a government-issued despite retiring two years ago.
The said employee had reportedly held on to the SUV based on his clout as a collective bargaining agent (CBA) official in PDB.