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ACC files 3 cases over health sector scam

  • Published at 09:33 pm September 16th, 2020
File photo of the Anti Corruption Commission building Sazzad Hossain/Bangla Tribune

DGHS had blacklisted a total of 14 contractors on charges of corruption, fraud and conspiracy on the recommendation of the ACC on July 10

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed three separate cases against three contractors blacklisted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) over amassing illegal wealth worth around Tk7 crore. 

ACC Assistant Director Saiduzzaman filed the case at ACC Integrated District Office-1. 

ACC Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter on Wednesday. 

The contractors who have been sued are Mosaddek Hossain of MH Pharma, Joynal Abedin of MRS Ovi Drugs, and Alamgir Hossain of MRS Albira Pharmacy.

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According to the case statements, health contractor Mosaddek Hossain was charged with concealing wealth information of Tk64.40 lakh in his wealth statement, out of Tk2.87 crore.

Additionally, the national anti-graft commission found that the accused had amassed illegal wealth, including two flats in Dhaka, ponds, warehouse, buildings and land in Rangpur Sadar.

Another accused, Joynal Abedin was indicted for concealing information on illegal assets worth Tk2.51 crore. 

The ACC said Joynal Abedin illegally acquired property worth over Tk1.73 crore in his own name. Besides, he concealed information on assets worth over Tk1.5 lakh in the statement of assets, submitted to the commission.

The other accused, Alamgir Hossain, was charged with illegally amassing wealth worth Tk1.26 crore.

Besides, he concealed information about assets worth Tk30.61 lakh in the statement of assets, submitted to the commission.  

Also Read - 14 medical equipment suppliers blacklisted

The commission found that the accused had amassed illegal property, including a flat in Dhaka as well as car, land, ponds and house in Rangpur Sadar. 

The trio thus committed punishable offences and three cases were filed under Sections 26 (2) and 27 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2004 over concealing information about assets acquired in a statement of assets submitted to the commission.

On July 10, the DGHS blacklisted a total of 14 contractors on charges of corruption, fraud and conspiracy on the recommendation of the ACC.

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