The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday approved a case against ten people, including a former accountant of medical education department and his wife, on charges of embezzling Tk 37.5 crore.
The commission approved the case at a meeting held in the commission’s Segunbagicha Headquarters in the capital, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattcharjee.
The case will be filed soon with the concerned police station against the couple, Afzal Hossain and Rubina Khanam, and eight others, he added.
The other accused are— Cox’s Bazar Medical College principal Subas Chandra Saha, former principal of M Rezaul Karim, former director of medical education department M Abdur Rashid, Cox’s Bazar district accounts officer Sukumol Barua and three officials-- Surojit Roy Das, Pankaj Kumar Boidya and Hurrama Aktar Khuki-- of the district accounts office.
ACC found different irregularities in the purchase of equipment for Cox’s Bazar Medical College from Rahman Trade International, owned by Afzal’s wife Rubina, during 2016-17 and 2017-18 fiscal.
On January 14, this year, the health ministry suspended Afzal Hossain on charges of corruption.
On January 21, a Dhaka court ordered confiscation of all property owned by Afzal and his wife and freezing all of their bank accounts in a case filed by the ACC. Afzal’s wife had also been working as a stenographer in the same office since 1995.
On March 19, the ACC confiscated the asset of Afzal Hossain on corruption charges.
Although Afzal was a class-four government employee under the Directorate General of Health Services, he possessed five houses, including one in Uttara, several plots and a villa abroad.
Afzal amassed the wealth through misusing his office and taking bribes from jobseekers assuring them of jobs at different government and private offices, the ACC official said.
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