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Barishal City Corporation dismisses 12 officials over corruption

Barishal City Corporation dismisses 12 officials over corruption

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 Authorities at Barishal City Corporation sacked 12 officials over corruption charges, its public relation officer said Saturday.

The dismissal letters were sent to the officials on Thursday but Chief Executive Officer Sayed Faruque Hossain denied having any detailed information about the action.

Public relation officer Swapan Kumar Dash confirmed the news to journalists and said a media release will soon be issued in this regard soon.

The dismissed officers are chief health officer Dr Abdul Matin, executive engineer Humayun Kabir, assistant engineer of power division Kazi Monirul Islam, mechanical engineer Komol and Jahirul Islam, chief assessor Md Ajam, PR officer Md Romel, accountant Md Mainuddin, assets officer Mahbubur Rahman Shakil, legal assistant Rafikul Islam, office assistant Abdus Salam and Hayetul Islam.

The affected officers claimed that no reason for dismissal was mentioned in the letters sent to them.

Abdus Salam, an assistant at accounts department, said the letter he received said three month’s salary has been credited but he didn’t receive any. Moreover his salary for the last 15 month is due with the BCC, he said.

Assistant engineer Kazi Monirul Islam said the suspension was done irregularly bringing false corruption charges against him.

The dismissed twelve officers were posted On Special Duty (OSD) from January 29, 2019.

According to the decision taken at a meeting of the fourth council on August 23, 2020, the twelve officials were dismissed permanently with three month salary paid, according to a letter signed by the chief executive officer of BCC.

Earlier on August 29, 2020, BCC also permanently suspended chief budget and accounting officer Md Moshiur Rahman, trade license superintendent Aziz Shahin, market superintendent Nurul Islam and deputy assistant engineer Abul Kalam Azad over corruption.

With this, 16 staff and officers lost their jobs at Barishal City Corporation for alleged involvement in corruption.