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Abu Taher Bappa

2020-12-30 14:49:49 BdST

PBI to investigate money embezzlement case against Sayeed Khokon

A Dhaka court on Wednesday ordered the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate a case lodged against seven people including former mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sayeed Khokon for embezzling Tk 348.9 million.

Fulbaria City Supermarket-2 traders association president Delwar Hossain filed the case yesterday, alleging Khokon embezzled the money while he allocated shops among traders by violating the market's main design.

Taking the case into cognizance, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ashek Imam asked PBI to probe the allegations and submit a report by January 31.

The other accused in the case are: DSCC former chief revenue officer Eusuf Ali Sarder, former deputy assistant engineer Md Majed, and their assistants Kamrul Hasan, Helena Akter, Atikur Rahman Swapan and Md Walid.

According to the case documents, Sayeed Khokon, Eusuf Ali and Majed constructed illegal structures violating the design of the market and declared to allocate shops. Knowing about the allocation process, the traders deposited the money through the other four accused. The accused then embezzled the money and allocated the illegal shops among the traders, which were recently demolished by the DSCC.

The plaintiff in his allegation also said as he learned about the illegal process and tried to obstruct them, accused Eusuf, Atikur and Walid took him to Banani on August 20, 2017, and gave him life threat.

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