Court sends Cox’s Bazar district Surveyor to jail

A Cox’s Bazar court has sent Atikur Rahman, a Surveyor of the Land Acquisition (LA) department of Cox’s Bazar district administration, to jail over allegations of possessing bribe money on Saturday.

According to Inspector (Investigation) of Cox’s Bazar model police station Md Selim Uddin, no case against Atikur has been filed yet. He was sent to jail according to section 54 of the ‘Government Employees Act 2018’ after receiving a complaint from the district administration.

“Atikur was arrested with Tk 23,63,900 from Hazrat Shahjajal International Airport (HSIA) on Friday morning. He was sent to Cox’s Bazar immediately and the district administration handed him over to Cox’s Bazar model police station on the same night,” said Selim.

Police have lodged a complaint made by Cox’s Bazar Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) (Revenue) Md Amin Al Parvez against Atikur as a General Diary and have sent a copy of it to the Anti-corruption Commission (ACC).

The ACC will now file a case in this regard.

“Departmental actions will also be taken against Atikur. We’ve already started investigating how he got such a huge amount of money and why he took it to Dhaka,” said Amin.

According to Cox’s Bazar Airport authority, Atikur went to the airport around 9:00am on Friday. An airport offcial found the money inside his bag during scanning. Atikur was detained by the airport officials but they had to let him go within five minutes.

Atikur left for Dhaka around 9:45am on a private airlines flight. He was again detained by the security personnel of HSIA. He was sent back to Cox’s Bazar on a 4.30pm flight and was handed over to the Cox’s Bazar district administration from the airport.

Source: United News of Bangladesh