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ACC files charge sheet against ex-civil surgeon, 8 others

  • Published at 06:55 pm September 6th, 2020
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File photo of the Anti Corruption Commission building Sazzad Hossain/Bangla Tribune

ACC Deputy Director Jahangir Alam, also investigating officer of the case, filed the charge sheet with the court on Sunday, ACC Public Relations Officer (Director) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told Dhaka Tribune

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed the charge sheet in a case against nine people, including former civil surgeon of Satkhira Dr Touhidur Rahman, over the embezzlement of Tk16 crore in the name of purchasing hospital equipment. 

ACC Deputy Director Jahangir Alam, also investigating officer of the case, filed the charge sheet with the court on Sunday, ACC Public Relations Officer (Director) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told Dhaka Tribune.  

In addition to Dr Touhidur Rahman, the accused are accountant Anwar Hossain, AKM Fazlul Haque, owner of MRS Bengal Scientific and Surgical Company Zaher Uddin Sarkar, owner of MRS Mercantile Trade International Abdur Chattar Sarkar, owner of MRS Mercantile Trade International Ahsan Habib, owner of Universal Trade Corporation Ashadur Rahman, Manager (Administration and Operations) of MRS. Mercantile Trade International Kazi Abu Bakar Siddique  and former assistant engineer AHM Abdus Quddus. 

According to the investigation report, the accused misused their power in collusion with each other and embezzled a total of Tk 16.71 crore through three bills in the name of purchasing and supplying medical equipment to the district health department, including Satkhira Sadar Hospital. 

The charge sheet has been filed against the accused under Section 5 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, the investigations report said. 

Earlier on July 9 last year, ACC Assistant Director Jalal Uddin filed the case against the accused, who are currently out on bail.

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