2020-07-08 14:22:41 BdST

N95 mask scamACC interrogates JMI, Toma's top officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is interrogating JMI Hospital Requisite Manufacturing Ltd chairman and Toma Construction and co Ltd coordinator over mask and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) corruption.

The two officials are JMI Hospital's chairman Abdur Razzak and Toma's coordinator Md Motiur Rahman.   

A team of ACC led by its Director Mir Mohammad Joynul Abedin Shibly interrogating the two officials at the Commission's Headquarters in the capital's Segunbagich, said ACC public relation officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee. 

Earlier, the ACC summoned th JMI Hospital Requisite Manufacturing Ltd’s Chairman Md Abdur Razzak, and Toma Construction and Co Ltd’s coordinator (medical team) Md Motiur Rahman to appear at the commission on July 8.

On July 1, the anti- graft body also summoned  Elan Corporation Ltd’s Chairman Aminul Islam Amin, Meditech Imaging Ltd’s director Md Humayun Kabir and Dhaka Central International Medical College and Hospital’s Chairman also owner of Lexicon Merchandise and Technocrat Ltd Md Motazzerul Islam Mithu for interrogation.

Of them, Abdur Razzak, Motiur Rahman and Aminul Islam Amin were asked to appear before the ACC Headquarters on July 8 while Humayun Kabir and Motazzerul Islam Mithu on July 9.

ACC has formed a four-member probe committee to investigate allegations of corruption in the purchase of N-95 masks and PPE.

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