Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB) – Twenty-three health department officials, who have reportedly amassed huge illegal wealth, are being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The ACC has recommended departmental actions against them and urged the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to transfer the officials for the sake of unhindered investigation.
These officials created a strong syndicate working at the same station for a long time, an ACC letter sent to DGHS reads adding that these officials have amassed huge wealth by misusing their power.
ACC’s intelligence unit is conducting the investigation.
The officials named by the ACC are Mir Raihan Ali, Md Faruk Hossain, Md Ashraful Islam, Md Sajedul Karim, Md Toybur Rahman, Md Saiful Islam, Md Faizur Rahman of DGHS Dhaka office; Md Mahfuzur Rahman and Md Azmal Khan of Chattogram office; Md Mostafizur Rahman and Md Abdul Kuddus of Mymensingh office; Md Nurul Hque, Md Gosh Ahmed, Md Aman Ahmed, Md Nesar Ahmed Chowdhury of Sylhet office; Md Farid Hossain, Md Masum, Md Anwar Hossain of Khulna office; Md Rahat Khan and Md Jewel of Barishal office; Md Azizur Rahman, Md Saiful Islam and Md Jahangir Alam of Rangpur office.
Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB)- Police detained two suspected drug dealers along with 750 pieces of yaba pills from Khilgaon in the city on Tuesday night.
The arrestees were named as Md Saidur Rahman Imon, 38, and Md Shakhwat Hossain, 34.
A Khilgaon police team raided the area acting on a tip-off opposite side of Khilgaon Khidma Hospital and arrested the duo, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman.
The yaba pills were seized from them.
A case was filed with the police station under Narcotics Control Act.
Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday put nine leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on a one-day remand in a case filed over assaulting cops in the city’s Paltan area.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Sadbir Yasin Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order when sub-inspector of Paltan Police Station Jahangir Hossain, also investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court seeking a 7-day remand for each.
Those remanded are Nazmul Hossain, president of BCL Paltan thana unit and activists Wahidul Islam, Arif, Sheikh Rahim, Rasel, Shah Alam Chanchal, Arif Hossain, Kawsar Ahmed Saif and Moazzem Hossain.
According to the case statement, the accused BCL men went to the office of Biswash Trade International in Paltan area on Tuesday and demanded extortion.
Failing to realise the money the BCL men vandalised the office and when police went to the spot they assaulted the policemen.
Later, police arrested 16 people from the spot.
Two cases – one on charge of extortion another on charge of assaulting cops were filed with Paltan Police Station.
Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB) – Announcing zero tolerance against corruption and irregularities at Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said a new journey has to be launched to make it a corruption-free organisation.
“There should be a fresh journey to build a corruption-free BRTA,” he said while exchanging views with BRTA officials, including its depot managers, at its newly constructed Bhaban at Banani.
Quader, also Awami League general secretary, said the menace of brokers in and outside its offices must be stopped to make the BRTA free from corruption, warning that if any official or employee is found involved with any broker, stern action will be taken following investigations.
He also underscored the need for increasing manpower to enhance the quality of service and improve the skills of the existing workforce to turn BRTA into an effective and dynamic organisation.
Responding to a query from reporters, the minister said 63 percent work on the Padma Bridge project has already been completed. “One kilometre of the Padma Bridge is now visible following the installation of 7th span,” he said.
Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB) - The fourth death anniversary of Arafat Rahman Koko, the younger son of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and current chairperson Khaleda Zia, will be observed on Thursday.
BNP and its associate bodies have chalked out various programmes to mark the day.
As part of the programmes, BNP will arrange a milad mahfil at its Nayapaltan central office at 11am, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.
Besides, he said, BNP leaders and activists, led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will offer fateha at Koko's grave at Banani Graveyard in the capital around 9:30am.
Sayrul said BNP’s different associate and professional bodies will observe the day with holding various programmes, including discussion and milad mahfil, across the country.
On January 24, 2015, Koko died of cardiac arrest at the age of 45 at his rented house in Malaysia. His body was brought back home on January 27 and buried at Banani Graveyard.
Koko’s mother and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia used to visit his grave every year and pass some time beside it. But she has been now in jail since February 7 last year.