Dhaka, Jul 22 (UNB) - Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday imposed a travel ban on nine people including former Civil Surgeon of Sathkhira district Touhidur Rahman.
The Commission imposed on travel ban for their alleged involvement in embezzling almost Tk 17 crore in the name of purchasing equipment for Satkhira Sadar Hospital and Upazilla health complex.
Deputy director of ACC headquarters Jalaluddin filed the case with Khulna District Coordinated office of ACC on July 9 against 9 persons.
Storekeeper of Satkhira Civil Surgeon's Office Fazlul Haque, Accountant Anwar Hossain, owner of Bengal Scientific and Surgical Company Jahir Uddin Sarkar, Abdul Quddus, Ahsan Habib and Abdus Sattar from the Fulbari upazila of Dinajpur, Abu Bakr from Madaripur, assistant engineer H M Abdul Quddus are the others besides Touhidur
The accused were charged as they misappropriated the money by issuing false vouchers behind purchasing medical equipment and chemicals for Satkhira Medical College Hospital.
ACC sources said the letter was sent along with the special police superintendent of immigration (immigration) as ACC trusted sources said that the accused were trying to flee the country. So they need to be banned from traveling abroad.
According to the case details, the accused persons took the initiative to buy the equipment despite the demand letter misuse of power by mutual consent. Even, the concerned Institutes were not informed.
It also said that the accused withdrew an amount of TK 16 crore 61 lakh 31 thousand 827.
Meanwhile, the ACC also imposed a travel ban for the former chairman and two directors of People's Leasing and Financial Services Limited.
A letter has been signed by ACC assistant director Mohammad Sirajul Haque to the Special Branch of the Police in the afternoon from the headquarters of the ACC, the ACC Public Relations Office informed journalists.
Those who have received the travel ban are - former chairman of People's Leasing and Financial Services Limited M Moazzem Hossain and former directors Biswajit Kumar Roy and Md. Kabir Uddin.
They are accused in multiple cases.