Ex-civil surgeon, six others sued for misappropriating Tk 9.15cr
04:15 PM, November 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:26 PM, November 25, 2019

Ex-civil surgeon, six others sued for misappropriating Tk 9.15cr

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today filed a case accusing seven persons including former civil surgeon and three physicians on charge of misappropriating Tk 9.15 crore during purchasing machineries for 250-bed Chattogram General Hospital.

ACC’s Assistant Director Sirajul Islam filed the case with ACC Integrated District Office Chattogram-1, said Lutfur Kabir Chandan, deputy director of the anti-graft watchdog.

The accused are Sarfaraj Khan Chowdhury, former civil surgeon, Abdur Rab, Moin Uddin Majumdar, Bijan Kumar Nath and machine suppliers -- Md Jaher Uddin, Md Munsi Faruk Hossain, and Aftab Ahmed, sources at the ACC said.

Lutful Kabir told The Daily Star “Showing higher price than the market price, the seven had purchased machineries for the 250-bed Chattogram General Hospital and amassed Tk 9.15 crore and Tk 30,000 from a procurement project in collaboration with each other.

The incidents of irregularities took place in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the ACC during investigation found involvement against them, the ACC official said.

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