Mask Scam

ACC to grill six CMSD officials

Staff Correspondent

13 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday summoned six officials of Central Medicine Store Depot (CMSD) for interrogation as part of their enquiry over “irregularities and corruption,” in procurement of healthcare products including N95 masks.

The anti-graft body sent separate notices signed by its Director Mir Md Zainul Abedin Shibli asking the six CMSD officials to appear before the investigators at the commission’s headquarters in the capital, said ACC Director (Public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

The six officials are Assistant Director (Administration) Dr Md Shahjahan, Former Desk Officer-6 Dr Sabbir Ahmed, Store Officer Kabir Ahmed, Senior Store Keeper Md Yusuf Fakir, Deputy Director Dr Md Zakir Hossain and Former Medical Officer (Chief Co-coordinator) Dr Ziaul Haque.

Of them, the ACC asked Shahjahan, Sabbir and Kabir to appear before the ACC enquiry team on July 19 and rest of the three---Yusuf, Zakir and Ziaul on July 20 for interrogation.

ACC in the notice said, “There are allegations against some officials of health ministry, DGHS, and CMSD that they amassed huge amount of illegal wealth through irregularities and corruption in procurement of healthcare products including N95 masks. So, it’s necessary to interrogate the six officials for the sake of probe.”