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Court returns plea for lodging case against DWASA MD, eight others

Embezzling Tk 1.32b

FE REPORT | June 24, 2022 00:00:00

A Dhaka Court on Thursday returned a complaint placed for lodging a case against Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Managing Director Taqsem A Khan and eight others on charge of embezzling Tk 1.32 billion from the fund of its Karmachari Bahumukhi Samabay Samity Ltd.

Md Shahab Uddin Sarkar, secretary of Dhaka WASA Karmachari Bahumukhi Samabay Samity Ltd, filed the complaint with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ashek Imam. After hearing, the magistrate recorded the statement of the plaintiff and passed its decision.

The court said, "The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has the sole authority to file a case and to investigate cases where the offence is related to the government property, or if it is committed by a government employee while on official duty. Since there is no jurisdiction to take cognizance of the allegation brought in the application or to order an inquiry in this situation, the complainant should be given back the copy of the case."

Apart from Taqsem A Khan, WASA secretary Sharmin Haque Amir, ex-revenue inspector M Mizanur Rahman, additional engineer M Akhtaruzzaman, revenue inspector AHM Zakir Hossain, executive engineer M Badrul Alam, deputy secretary Sheikh Enayet Abdullah, deputy chief accounts officer M Salekur Rahman, and ex-deputy manager and branch manager of Janata Bank's Karwan Bazar Corporate Branch Shyamal Biswas have also been made accused in the case.

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