BR Jr auditor sent to jail for embezzlement

Staff Correspondent

11 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: The arrested junior accounts auditor of Bangladesh Railway (East Zone) was sent to jail on Monday in connection with embezzling Tk 1.5 crore through forgery.

The detainee Faisal Mahbub, 35, joined the Railway in 2012 and had been serving at the accounts department.

Mentionable, Railway Nirapatta Bahini (NRB) detained Faisal on charge of embezzling Tk 1.5 crore through forgery on Saturday night.

Later, he was handed over to Khulshi police station for further legal action.

Officer in-Charge (OC) Md Shahinuzzaman of Khulshi police station said they didn’t record any case in this connection as it’s a scheduled offence of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

They showed the accused arrested under section 54 and produced him before a court which ordered to send him to jail on Monday, he said.

However, they sent a letter to the concerned ACC office to take legal action against the accused officer, he added. 

ACC Chattogram Integrated Office-1 Deputy Director (DD) Lutful Kabir Chandan said they received the letter from police and applied to the commission for permission to file a case.

“We will file regular case accusing Faisal soon after having permission from the commission,” he said. 

Sources said Faisal embezzled the money through forging the process of payment of salary of the employees since the beginning of the last year.

He used to transfer the money to his own account along with the fixed account of the department.

The Railway Deputy Financial Adviser Md Shahjahan lodged a written complaint to the Chief Finance and Accounts Officer Kamrunnahar in this connection on Saturday.

After finding the primary evidence of his involvement, the RNB detained Faisal and kept under their custody, said the sources.

The detainee also confessed to embezzle Tk 50 lakh, they said.

However, the actual amount embezzled by Faisal would be ascertained the after auditing the accounts, said the sources.

Meanwhile, the Railway formed a two-member probe committee to look into the matter.