Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) MA Mannan has been suspended as a local court accepted the charge-sheet in a case filed over misappropriating Tk 4,901,848 belonging to the local government institution.
This is the third time Mannan, also an adviser to the BNP chairperson, faced suspension ever since being elected the first ever mayor of the city corporation on July 6, 2013.
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives issued a circular on Thursday, suspending him and GCC Chief Accountant Golam Kibria.
The circular, signed by Deputy Secretary Md Shahidul Islam, reads that Mannan colluding with Kibria embezzled the money of the corporation's poor and relief fund by issuing 999 fake receipts.
The Anti-Corruption Commission sued the duo with Joydebpur police station on June 12 last year.
Afterwards, the anti-graft watchdog submitted the charge sheet at Gazipur Special Judge Court on January 12, which the court accepted six days later.