The accused included police and government officials
As many as 27 government employees have been booked by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for allegedly embezzling over Tk10.40 crore by generating fake vouchers.
The case was lodged against the 27 officials, including three sub-inspectors (SI), on a complaint from the ACC's assistant director of the Jessore integrated district office, Mahfuz Iqbal.
The accused in the case are: Satkhira Debhata police station SI Hasina Khatun; SI Md Sabur Alam Khan; SI Md Mahabub Alam of Jessore Police Lines; retired SI Md Saifur Islam of Magura Police Lines; Retired TSI Khan Md Abdul Hai; Retired ASI Md Atiyar Rahman and Shah Alam Gazi; Magura District Police Line Accountant Md Sharifuzzaman; Magura District Accounting and Finance Officer GM Zillur Rahman; Finance Officers Md Saiful Islam and Sarkar Rafiqul Islam; Auditors of the same office Md Ajmal Hossain, Md Abdul Latif Mia, Rothin Biswas, Md Fazlur Shahid, and Sheikh Abdus Salam; Magura District Police Lines Constables Gazi Mashiur Rahman, Md Firoz Hossain, Shipon Mridha, Taslima Khatun and Halima; Retired constable Krishnapad Biswas, Md Akbar Ali and Abul Kashem; Narail resident Ajmal Munshi, Magura resident Rukaiyyah Yasmin Bichitra; and Senior principal officer of Sonali Bank Limited Md Wazed Ali.
According to the case details, the so-called GPF, lamp grant, deposit against supplies, and work bill from the Magura police chief's office was not sent to the Magura District Accounts Office.
But the accused officials embezzled over Tk9 crore by issuing 81 account payable checks in the name of nine people.
In the same manner, the six retired policemen of Magura District Police Atiyar Rahman, Shah Alam Gazi, Khan Md. Abdul Hai, Krishnapad Biswas, Akbar Ali, and Abul Kashem allegedly embezzled over Tk76 lakh.
The case has been filed against the accused under Section 409/109 of the Penal Code, Section 5 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947, and Section 4 (2) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2012.