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Report in graft case against ex-mayor Khokon March 3

A court here today fixed February 24 for
submitting the investigation report in a case filed against seven people,
including former Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon, for
embezzling Taka 34.89 crore.

Today was set for the submission of the report, but Dhaka Metropolitan
Magistrate Shahidul Islam set a new date, as Police Bureau of Investigation
could not submit the report today.

Earlier on December 29, Fulbaria City Super Market President Delwar Hossain
filed the case with Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ashek Imam’s court. The
next day, PBI was directed to investigate the matter and submit a report
within January 31.

The other accused in the case are former chief revenue officer of DSCC
Yusuf Ali Sardar, former deputy assistant engineer Majed, Kamrul Hasan,
Helena Akter, Atiqur Rahman and Walid.

According to the case statement, accused Sayeed Khokon, Yusuf Ali Sardar
and Majed planned to build illegal extension blocks- A, B and C beside
Fulbaria City Super Market-2 and announced allotment of shops.

Other accused in the case- Kamrul, Helena, Atiqur and Walid forced the
traders to take allotment of shops in the unplanned part and received hefty
sums of money for booking shops without giving any receipt or document.

According to the complaint, the victims deposited more than Tk 34.89 crore
in the account of accused Khokon at different times.

DSCC Mayor Fazle Noor Taposh, as part of a campaign to evict illegal
establishments in the area under his jurisdiction, carried out an eviction
drive and demolished the installations in A, B, C extension blocks of
Fulbaria City Super Market-2.

Only then the plaintiff and other victims came to know about the forgery
and embezzlement of the ex DSCC Mayor and his accomplices, says the case
statement.

 

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)