The Brahmanbaria office of the Department of Social Services was asked to explain why a controversial Awami League leader had been given a social service award.
Brahmanbaria deputy commissioner Hayat Ud-Daula Khan sought an explanation for giving social service award to controversial Awami League leader Shah Alam on Sunday evening.
He sent a letter to Masudul Hasan Taposh, deputy director of the social services office, to explain the matter within 24 hours.
On January 2, the district Awami League’s industry and commerce secretary Shah Alam received the award at an occasion marking Social Service Day.
According to the letter, Alam has been criticized on social media for being honored despite his controversial activities like misappropriation of open market sales dealership.
Alam said that some people were spreading rumours about him to smear his political image.
Taposh said that Alam was honored as he was a trained social worker of the Ministry of Social Welfare.
Alam listed names of his wife, daughter and relatives’ in an open market sales card and it was disclosed on May 13, 2020.
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