The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a total of three cases at the ACC, Integrated District Office in Cumilla on Wednesday. The cases were filed by ACC Assistant Director Mohammad Mahatab Uddin and Rafi Mohammad Nazmus Sadat.
In the first case, (1) Mohammad Mohebbullah Khan, introduction no. 16986, associate professor (History), Gridkalindia Hajera Hasmat Degree College, Faridganj, Chandpur; (2) Engineer Alhajj Md Shamsul Haque Bhuiyan, (former parliament member) president of the college governing body, Gridkalindia Hajera Hasmat Degree College, Faridganj, Chandpur; and (3) Md Belayet Hossain Khan, Lecturer (Non-MPO), Gridkalindia Hajera Hasmat Degree College and also a member of the teachers' representative organisation, have been made accused.
According to the case statement, the accused created and used forged documents to appoint Mohammad Mohebbullah Khan as a lecturer at Gridkalindia Hajera Hasmat Degree College on a permanent basis from 21 March, 1999.
Since then, they have withdrawn and embezzled a total of Tk1.2 crore that was intended for salaries and allowances until 30 June, 2019.
The case has been filed against them for committing a punishable offense under Section 409/420/467/468/471/477 (a)/ 109 of the Penal Code, and Section 5 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947.
In the second case, the accused are: the aforementioned Engineer Alhajj Md Shamsul Haque Bhuiyan and MdBelayet Hossain Khan along with Kaniz Fatema, lecturer (Philosophy), Gridkalindia Hajera Hasmat Degree College, Faridganj, Chandpur.
Following the case statement, Kaniz Fatema applied for a post at Gridkalindia Hajera Hasmat Degree College despite the fact that she did not have the required postgraduate degree. And the other accused assisted her.
From 01 July, 1999 to 30 June, 2019, they have withdrawn and embezzled a total of Tk31.72 lakh for salary and allowance.
The case has been filed under Section 409/420/109 of the Penal Code and under Section 5 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947.
On the same day, the ACC also filed a case against the suspended auditor Md Qutub Uddin for accepting a bribe of Tk5 lakh.
Md Qutub Uddin (56), auditor (currently suspended), Audit Branch, District Accounts Office, Brahmanbaria, has been accused in the case.
The case statement says that on June 25 this year, the accused accepted Tk500,000 as an advance bribe for clearing arrears pay worth Tk43 lakh of the third and fourth class employees of the Roads and Highways Department (RHD).
Md Nazrul Islam, assistant of RHD had paid the bribe.
The case has been filed against Qutub Uddin under Section 161 of the Penal Code and Section 5 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947.