ACC arrested GM of Bengal Scientific for graft

Staff Correspondent

13th October, 2019 08:10:55 printer

ACC arrested GM of Bengal Scientific for graft

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday arrested Dhaka-based Bengal Scientific and Surgical Company’s General Manager (GM) Kamrul Ahsan in connection with a case filed on charges of embezzling nearly Tk 4.49 crore of public money.

The anti-graft body arrested him from the capital’s Segunbagicha area in connection with the corruption case, said ACC public relation officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

Earlier, ACC deputy director (DD) Ferdous Rahman on September 12 filed the case against six people, including Rangpur Medical College (RMC) Principal Professor Dr Md Nur Islam, for the graft charges.

The five others accused are: Bengal Scientific and Surgical Company owner, Md Zaher Uddin Sarker, Mercantile Trade International owners Md Abdus Sattar Sarker and Md Ahsan Habib, Universal Trade Corporation owner Md Asadur Rahman, and RMC’s Community Medicine Department Assistant Prof, Md Sarwat Hossain.

They have been accused of buying unnecessary and inapplicable medical equipment of poor quality for the medical college, engaging in forgery. The misappropriation took place between March 23, 2018, and June 30, 2018.

According to case details, Prof Nur worked with Zaher and the others in getting the tender passed and procuring the unnecessary and poor quality equipment, all without prior approval from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In the process, they embezzled Tk4,48,89,300 from the government exchequer.