ACC quizzes DGHS director Rashid

Staff Correspondent | Published: 15:45, Feb 14,2019


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday interrogated Directorate General of Health director Abdur Rashid over his alleged involvement in embezzling corers of money creating forged tenders.
The commission’s deputy director, Samsul Alam, interrogated the physician for six hours at ACC interrogation cell at its headquarters, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhatacharjee.
The ACC official said that the DGHS director also allegedly involved in money laundering.
On January 31, the ministry of health and family welfare transferred 23 officials of DGHS responding to a recommendation of the ACC.
DGHS transferred the people who allegedly accumulated illegal wealth and involved in different types of irregularities and corruption, health ministry joint secretary AKM Fazlul Haque told New Age.
On January 22, the ACC sent a letter to the ministry asking it to transfer the 23 officials immediately on their suspected links with accumulation of wealth through corruption.
The ACC letter mentions that a section of DGHS officials had built a nexus committing corruption and irregularities as they have been in their respective office for a long time.
It says that the commission intelligence unit has found that they accumulated huge wealth illegally and a good number of complaints have also been filed with the commission against the 23 officials.
On January 22, a special court ordered the authorities concerned to freeze property of Institute of Health Technology administrative officer Abzal Hossain and his wife Rubina Khanam for allegedly amassing a huge amount of wealth illegally.
Rubina is a stenographer of Medical Education and Health Manpower Development project under Directorate General of Health Services.

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