Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Court rejects Tk132 crore embezzlement complaint against Dhaka WASA MD, 8 others

Dhaka, June 23: A Dhaka court Thursday rejected a complaint of Tk132.4 crore embezzlement filed against Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Managing Director Taqsem A Khan and eight others after hearing it.

Md Shahab Uddin Sarkar, secretary of Dhaka WASA Karmachari Bahumukhi Samabay Samity, filed the complaint at the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate Ashekh Imam.

Other accused in the complaint were Dhaka WASA engineer Sharmin Haque Ameer, former revenue inspector Md Mizanur Rahman, engineer Md Akteruzzaman, revenue inspector Md Zakir Hossain, engineer Md Badrul Alam, Janata Bank former DGM Shyamal Biswas, deputy secretary Sheikh Enayet Ullah, and deputy-chief accountant Md Salequr Rahman.

According to the complaint, Taqsem A Khan and others embezzled over Tk132.4 crore from the fund of Dhaka WASA Karmachari Bahumukhi Samabay Samity from six banks through various cheques in the fiscal year 2017-2018.

They were also accused of stealing movable and immovable properties, including cars of the association, worth Tk200 crore.

An audit report of the Department of Cooperatives shows that the claims of irregularities are true, the complaint says.