Two government officials caught red-handed while taking bribes

Staff Correspondent

22nd September, 2019 07:57:38 printer

Two government officials caught red-handed while taking bribes

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday caught auditor of Dinajpur District Accounts Officer (DAO) Offices and cashier of the district’s Cotton Development Board (CDB) with Tk 30,000 bribe money.

The two detainees are auditor Md Anwar Pasha and CDB cashier Ferdous Hasan.

A seven-member team of ACC led by its assistant director Ahsanul Kabir Palash caught the two government officials along with bribe money from the DAO office in Dinajpur, said ACC public relation officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

Khalilur Rahman, an employee of CDB retired from his job in 2012, but did not get full amount of his pension. After the death of Khalil in 2016, his son Farhad Hossain communicated with Anwar Pasha to withdraw the rest of around Tk 1.20 lakh.

But Pasha suggested for communicating with CDB cashier Ferdous. The cashier demanded Tk 40,000 bribe to get the rest of pension money.

Farhad forced to give Tk 10,000 to the two officials. But they again asked him to give rest of Tk 30,000 otherwise they will not give the pension money.

Farhad submitted a complaint with the ACC mentioning the matter. In consultation with ACC officials, the complainant went to the DAO office in Dinajpur at 3:30 pm to give money to them.

ACC officials caught Anwar Pasha and Ferdous red-handed while they were receiving Tk 30,000 from the complaint at the office.

A case was filed against the duo with ACC Dinajpur District office.