Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has lost all his credentials to remain in the post, according to his predecessor Sayeed Khokon.
“Mayor has been giving speeches against corruptions since he took the post, but I want to tell him—firstly free yourself from corruption in order to create a graft-free administration—before pointing at others,” said Khokon.
Taposh has amassed hundreds of crores taka of DSCC and transferred them to Madhumoti Bank, Khokon alleged, adding that Taposh also invested more in different people and companies.
On the other hand, needy officials and staffs of the DSCC are not getting wages for months, he added, claiming that different development projects of DSCC were shut due to lack of money.
The Mayor decided to launch the eviction drive following the report of a committee that 911 shops were set up illegally at Fulbaria Super Market-2 behind Nagar Bhaban. The shop owners claimed that the previous DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon allotted these shops in exchange for a large sum of money.
“After getting order from the High Court and taking decision in the board meeting, we amended the market designs, collected arrear rents and decided to permit legal operation of business,” he said.