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.
Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) - Dhaka University central Students Union (DUCSU) on Monday expressed solidarity with the students demand and called upon the protesting students to go back to classroom.
DUCSU issued a press release on this issue signed by the Vica-President (VP) Nurul haq Nur and General Secretary (GS) Golam Rabbani said, "As the students elected representative DUCSU supports all of student’s logical demands. DUCSU leaders already hold a discussion on Sunday with university administration on this issue”.
The press release also said “In absence of the Vice Chancellor (VC), no effective decision can be taken on the issue. DUCSU will take effective measures by holding discussion with university administration and Education Ministry after VC’s return from China”.
The statement was a response to a movement by a section of DU students demanding cancellation of seven government colleges’ affiliation with the university, awarded in 2017.
However, avoiding DUCSU’s assurance the spokesperson of the movement Shakil Mia declared that they would continue their protest until their demand are met saying that “We can only go back to classroom after getting assurance from the VC of fulfilling our demand”.
“We want an end to the affiliation as the university does not have the capability to bear the burden of the seven colleges," he added.
Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – Amid the growing incidents of mob attacks over child-lifting rumours, all the police units concerned have been directed to take necessary measures to stop the lynching.
The Police Headquarters (PHQ) issued the directives on Monday, two days after it urged all not to take the law into own hands by resorting to mass beating suspecting someone as a child-lifter.
It said an evil attempt is on to create an unstable situation in the country through killing people after spreading child-lifting rumours. “The act of killing in mass beating and creating an unstable situation in the country spreading rumours is a criminal offence,” it said.
In the fresh directives, the PHQ has asked for increasing surveillance in all educational institutions and slums, taking steps to make guardians aware holding views-exchange meetings with teachers, employees and governing bodies, ensuring escort by guardians during departure of students and installing CCTV cameras on campuses and in adjoin areas.
It has ordered taking necessary steps to raise public awareness against child-lifting rumours by distributing leaflets and posters, making announcements through loudspeakers and holding courtyard meetings with public representatives, civil society, community policing representatives and common people.
The PHQ has asked all units concerned/police supers to encourage people to hand over suspected child-lifters to law enforcers without taking the law into own hands and take steps to remove confusion over child-lifting through mosque imams.
It said instant actions will have to be taken against those who make confusing posts and comments, and spread rumours on social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and mobile phones.
All the unit chiefs have been asked to submit reports on the measures taken by them within three working days.
On Saturday, the police administration urged all not to take law into own hands by resorting to mass beating suspecting someone as a child-lifter.
The advice from the Police Headquarters came as a number of people were killed in mass beatings suspecting them to be child-lifters following rumours spread by a vested group that people’s heads are necessary as sacrifice for the construction of the Padma Bridge.
Decapitation of a minor boy in Netrakona town on Thursday amid rumours of ‘human sacrifice’ for the Padma Bridge has fuelled the mass beatings, killing at least four people and injuring 30 others across the country in the last three days.
Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Monday expressed the hope to work together on projects aimed at enhancing linkages between Rajshahi and India underlining the immense potential for trade and commerce that exists.
She met President of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Md Moniruzzaman, its Board of Directors and prominent businessmen of Rajshahi and discussed the trade-related issues.
The High Commissioner was accompanied by Sanjeev Kumar Bhati, Assistant High Commissioner of India in Rajshahi, and Vishal Jyoti Das, Second Secretary (Visa & Consular), High Commission of India, Dhaka.
She expressed satisfaction at the state of bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh in general and with Rajshahi in particular, and expressed the hope to work together on projects aimed at enhancing linkages between Rajshahi and India.
The High Commissioner urged the senior businessmen to take advantage of the excellent bilateral relations and contribute to increasing bilateral trade.
The President and the Board of Directors of the chamber thanked the High Commissioner for her visit and the important interaction that took place between the two sides.
The High Commissioner also thanked the chamber for extending its support to the Assistant High Commission of India in Rajshahi and expressed the hope to have more such discussions in future as well.
Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday summoned Managing Director of Borak Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd Mohammad Noor Ali for interrogation over constructing a 30-storey building in Banani DNCC Market area after taking permission for a 14-storey one.
ACC Deputy Director Akhtar Hamid Bhuiyan sent a letter to Noor asking him to appear at the ACC headquarters at 10am on July 31, said the ACC Public Relations Office.
According to the national anti-graft body, Borak Real Estate took permission from Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha in 1998 for constructing a 14 storey building in the market area.
However, it constructed a 30-storey building violating the conditions.