A mobile court in Barishal Sadar upazila Sunday sentenced a man to one year in jail for embezzling money in the name of giving house under Prime Minister’s Ektee Bari Ektee Khamar project.
The accused was identified as Khalilur Rahman, from Raypasha village in Barishal Sadar upazila.
Barishal Sadar land officer Nishat Tamanna passed the order and said accused Khalilur has confessed of taking money from several people falsely claiming to be involved with the government project.
According to victims, Khalil formed a committee at Boroikandi and Potang village and took Tk 25,000 from those who needed a house from the Ektee Bari Ektee Khamar project.
Not getting the house for long when the villagers demanded their money back, Khalil provided them cheque. Which also got bounced from the bank and they figured out his false claims.
On Sunday, they planned to detain Khalil and called at Nathullabad bus stand to give money for the project and handed him to Barishal Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer later.