File graft probe report against ex-DSCC mayor Khokon on Feb 24: Court


31st January, 2021 07:45:41 printer

File graft probe report against ex-DSCC mayor Khokon on Feb 24: Court

A Dhaka court has ordered investigators to submit a report against seven people, including former Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon, for embezzling Tk 34 crore on Feb 24.

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) was scheduled to file the report Sunday but they did not submit it. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Shahidul Islam then rescheduled the report submission date.

Delwar Hossain, president of Shop Owners Association of Phulbaria City Super Market, filed the case with at Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court on December 29 last year.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ashek Imam passed the order and asked PBI to submit the report within January 31.

Six other accused in the case are—former Chief revenue officer  of DSCC Yusuf Ali Sardar, former deputy assistant engineer Mazed, Quamrul Hasan, Helena Akter, Atiqur Rahman and Walid.

According to the case statement, three blocks of Phulbaria City Super Market has 911 shops which were set up violating the main design of the market.

The DSCC authorities conducted an eviction drive on December 8 and. 300 shops were evicted from the market.

Former DSCC mayor Khokon in collusion with others built shops violating the design and declared to allocate the shops and embezzled Tk 34 crore.