The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned Jadid Automobiles owner Shamimuzzaman Kanchan over his alleged involvement in supplying substandard materials to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
ACC Director Mir Md Zainul Abedin Shebly On Wednesday sent a letter to Shamimuzzaman asking him to appear at the anti-graft body's headquarters on September 9.
ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee confirmed this to The Business Standard.
"Some DGHS officials and government hospitals allegedly embezzled a big amount of money through supplying and purchasing low-quality medical equipment including masks and personal protective equipment (PPEs) for Covid-19 treatment," read the letter.
"Some of the medical equipment was transported using the services of Jadid Automobiles. Shamimuzzaman has been asked to appear before the ACC to give a statement on the complaints along with the relevant records – if there is any," it added.
Also, the anti-graft body sent letters to the DGHS and the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA), asking for records and documents in connection with the investigation, by September 8.