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7 RDA officials sued for embezzlement

  • Published at 11:44 pm April 2nd, 2019
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ACC's Bogra unit Assistant Director Aminul Islam filed the case with the Sherpur police station in the afternoon

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against seven officials of the Bogra Rural Development Academy (RDA) on Tuesday for embezzling more than Tk2 crore from government funds.

According to local sources, ex-Acting Director General of RDA Md Motin, ex-Director Mahmud Hossain Khan, present Director Nazrul Islam Khan, Deputy Director Abid Hossain Mridha, Deputy Director Sheikh Shahriar Mohammad, Assistant Director  Arif Hossain Jewel and Accounts Officer  Runia Islam were made accused for embezzling Tk2 crore of the project.

ACC's Bogra unit Assistant Director Aminul Islam filed the case with the Sherpur police station in the afternoon, said OC Humayun Kabir.

The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives gave Tk7.39 crore to Motin in 2015, the then Acting Director General (now in LPR)  of RDA to construct a multistoreyed building for the rural people. 

Motin and the other officials purchased a piece of 5.67 acre land costing Tk5.34 crore and embezzled the rest of the money.

After investigating into the matter, it was found that the RDA officials embezzled the money from June, 2015 to October, 2016 by making fake documents, said Aminul Islam.

When contacted, Motin denied the allegation.