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Graft Case

2 revenue officers land in jail

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 21 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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CHATTOGRAM: A Chattogram court on Thursday sent two revenue officers (RO) of Customs to jail in a graft case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

The two accused were Revenue Officer Nasir Uddin Mahmud Khan and Assistant Revenue Officer Md Rabiul Islam Molla.

Chattogram Metropolitan Session Judge Sheikh Ashfakur Rahman passed the order after the accused surrendered before the court and submitted bail petition, said the ACC Public Prosecutor (PP) Kazi Sanowar Ahmed Lavlu.

The two other accused of the case -- Neptune Trading Agency Owner Iqbal Hossain Majumder and Banolata Shipping Agency Owner Md Abdul Mannan Chowdhury -- remained absconding, he said.

According to the case statement, one Royal Trade International of Dhaka imported electronic machineries in November of 2016.

Neptune Trading Agency and Banolata Shipping Agency were assigned for taxation and delivery of the goods.

But, the consignments were released without proper taxation and physical examination.

Later, ACC investigated the matter and found that an amount of duty of Tk 2433,502 was dodged and embezzled in this connection.

ACC Chattogram-1 Deputy Director Abu Sayed filed a case accusing the four accused in this connection on November 24 last year.

Of the accused Nasir is now in retirement.