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Embezzlement: ACC prosecutes ex-SMCH super, 4 others

  • Published at 11:38 pm October 31st, 2019
Anti Corruption Commission
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The accused in collusion with each other submitted fake bills without providing any medical equipment for the hospital

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against five people, including former superintendent of Satkhira Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) Dr Sheikh Shahjahan, for misappropriating Tk6.6 crore of government money.

ACC Deputy Director Ferdous Rahman lodged the case with the anti-graft watchdog's Integrated District Office in Khulna on Thursday, said ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.

The four other accused are — Mercantile Trade International owners Md Abdus Sattar Sarker and Md Ahsan Habib, Bengal Scientific and Surgical Company owner Md Jaher Uddin Sarker, and Universal Trade Corporation owner Md Asadur Rahman.

According to case details, the accused in collusion with each other submitted fake bills without providing any equipment to the hospital. They withdrew Tk6.6 crore and embezzled the money in the process.

The incidents took place in early 2018.