HC orders Bagerhat municipal mayor to surrender

The High Court has ordered Bagerhat municipality mayor Khan Habibur Rahman to surrender within three weeks in a corruption case.

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukdar and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman rejected his anticipatory bail and passed the order on Monday.

Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik said the High Court didn’t grant him anticipatory bail rather asked to surrender within three weeks.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on November 25 last year filed two separate cases against Bagerhat municipality mayor Khan Habibur Rahman for embezzling government money for project and illegally appointing employees.

According to the sources, a case was filed accusing 18 people of Bagerhat municipality including the mayor, for illegally appointing 17 people and embezzling Tk 1.26 crore from the government treasury.

Another case was filed against the mayor Khan Habibur Rahman and former secretary of Bagerhat municipality Mohammad Rezaul Karim for embezzling Tk 1 crore instead of constructing a complex building of Abahani Club and a Diabetic Hospital complex building in Bagerhat.

Source: United News of Bangladesh