Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor Mosaddeque Hossain Bulbul, also city BNP leader, was suspended as he was charged in court in several criminal cases.
The Local Government Division (LGD) of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) on Thursday issued an order on his suspension.
LGD's Senior Assistant Secretary Jashim Uddin Haider signed the order on behalf of the Ministry.
"Bulbul had been named in several charge sheets filed at the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court," Haider said.
At the same time, Bulbul has been absent from his office for a long time, which hinders regular activities of the city corporation.
Considering all the issues and recommendation of the police authority, he was suspended under the Section 12(1) of the Local Government (City Corporation) Act, Haider added.
Meanwhile, Narayanganj City Corporation's (NCC) ward councillor Nur Hossain, who was charged for the killing of the city corporation's ward councillor Nazrul Islam, was removed from his post due to his conviction of four years imprisonment in a civil case.
According to the LGD, the suspended councillor was removed finally from his office due to his conviction in a case that was filed against him under the Wildlife Protection Act.
Nur Hossain was arrested at Kolkata in India for his illegal infiltration in the country after the killing took place in between April 27 and 30 in 2014.