N95 Mask Scam

ACC summons JMI, Toma chiefs and three others

Staff Correspondent

1st July, 2020 07:02:12 printer

ACC summons JMI, Toma chiefs and three others

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday summoned five people including JMI Hospital Requisite Manufacturing Ltd chairman for interrogating over the “irregularities and corruption,”  in the procurement process of healthcare products including N95 masks.

ACC Director Mir Md Zainul Abedin Shibli, also the head of the inquiry team formed to probe allegation into the irregularities, sent letters asking the five officials to appear at the commission’s headquarters in the capital.

ACC asked JMI Hospital Requisite Manufacturing Ltd chairman Md Abdur Razzak, Toma Construction & Co. Ltd coordinator (medical team) Md Motiur Rahman, Elan Corporation Ltd chairman Aminul Islam to appear on July 8 at the ACC headquarters.

The commission also asked the Meditech imaging Ltd director Md Humayun kabir and Dhaka central International medical college and hospital chairman and owner of Lexicon Merchandise Ltd Md Motazzerul Islam Mithu to appear on July 9 to face the interrogation.

The ACC’s move came after the anti-graft watchdog initiated the investigation when there were reports of corruption in the purchase of masks and other healthcare products, from media outlets and its own sources.

ACC Director (Public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee said the commission summoned the five officials to record their statements over the allegations of amassing illegal wealth through irregularities and corruption in supplying of healthcare products to the government hospitals amid the covid-19 pandemic.