The Anti-Corruption Commission has approved a charge-sheet against Tofazzal Hossain Jumadder, a deputy tax officer of Dhaka South City Corporation, in a graft case.
The commission at its regular meeting on Wednesday approved the charge-sheet against him, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told the news agency.
On February 16 last, a 10-member ACC team, led by its director Nasim Anwar, caught Tofazzal Hossain red-handed at the city’s Circular Road while he was taking bribe.
Later on the day, ACC assistant director Md Abdul Wahab Alam of its Dhaka Zila office filed a case against him with the Kalabagan police in this connection.
According to the case statement, Mustafa Ahammad Ali, a resident of DNCC area, went to the city corporation office to submit his holding tax, but Tofazzal Hossain showed him extra tax in his document, and demanded Tk 50,000 in bribe promising to minimise the tax amount.
The victim then submitted a written compliant with the commission against the DSCC official.
In consultation with the ACC officials, the plaintiff asked Tofazzal to meet him in front of his Circular Road home on February 16 last to take Tk 20,000 in bribe.
While the DSCC tax officer was taking the money, the ACC team caught him red-handed.
The ACC team also seized Tk 1.02 lakh from him.
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