Providing NID for Rohingyas

ACC sues former CCC councillor, 16 others

Staff Correspondent

16 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed two separate cases accusing 17 people including former Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) councillor, former union parishad (UP) chairman and election commission employees of helping Rohingyas to have Bangladeshi passports by proving NID cards.

Suvash Chandra Dutta, deputy director (DD) of ACC headquarters, and Md Sarif Uddin, deputy assistant director (DAD) of Chattogram ACC Integrated Office-2, filed the cases on Tuesday.

 The accused in the case filed by Suvash Chandra Dutta are: former CCC councillor Sarfaraz Kader Rasel of ward no 39 (South Halishahar), CCC employee Md Farhad Hossain, EC employee Mohammad Shah Jamal, former EC employees Utpal Barua, Rantu Barua and Abdul Latif Sheikh, said sources.

The accused in the case filed by Md Sarif Uddin are: EC employees Md Jainal Abedin, Md Nur Ahmed, Md Saifuddin Chowdhury and Satya Sundor Dey, former chairman Mohammad Nurul Absar, Member Md Nurul Islam and employee Mohammad Belal Uddin of Mirzapur UP under Hathazari upazila, broker Md Abdus Salam, his father Mohammad Azizur Rahman, Rohingya Lucky Akter alias Ramjan Bibi, and Nazir Ahmed.

The plaintiff in the case alleged that the accused were directly involved with the forgery of assisting Rohingya people to get NID, nationality certificates, birth registration certificates and passport, said DAD Md Sarif Uddin of Chattogram ACC Integrated Office-2.