Poet, filmmaker Tokon Thaakoor held for misappropriating Government Grant

Sun Online Desk

26th October, 2020 12:01:00 printer

Poet, filmmaker Tokon Thaakoor held for misappropriating Government Grant

The police have arrested poet and filmmaker Tokon Thaakoor after a court issued a warrant for him in a case filed for misappropriating a government filmmaking grant.

SM Kayum, the OC of New Market Police Station, said they arrested Tokon at Katabon on Sunday evening after receiving the warrant issued by Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrates Court.

Sources said Tokon Thakur received government's grant in in 2011-12 fiscal year to make a film based on the story 'Kanta" written by Shahidul Zahir.

He was supposed to release the film within nine months from receiving the grant, but failed to do it in eight years.

He drew Tk 13 lakh, out of the government's grant of Tk 35 lakh, he did not do any work of his film.

The information ministry had started a case against him at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in 2016 after failing to hear from him despite several attempts.


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