A broker has been jailed in Satkhira on charges of being involved in corruption at the municipal land office.
Satkhira Deputy Commissioner SM Mostafa Kamal paid a surprise visit to the land office on Wednesday afternoon and received a complaint against a broker from one Omar Ali, an inhabitant of Koikhali village of Satkhira Sadar upazila.
According to Omar Ali, a broker named Ruhul Kuddus demanded Tk5,000 from him for the mutation of his land. Omar made a deal with Ruhul and paid him Tk2,000 in advance. The rest of the money would be paid after the mutation was completed. But 25 days have passed but Ruhul only looking for excuses.
Afterwards, the DC directed the authority concerned to arrest Ruhul and take steps in this regard.
Later, a mobile court led by Executive Magistrate of district administration Mir Azhar Ali sentenced Ruhul to 15 days in jail.
Action will be taken against anyone found involved in corruption, the DC said.