ACC sues Rangpur Medical College principal, 5 others
Accused embezzled Tk 4.48cr through forgery
RANGPUR, Sept 12: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against six people, including Principal of Rangpur Medical College, over irregularities in procuring medical equipment.
ACC Deputy Director Ferdous Rahman filed the case with its district coordinated office, Rangpur, ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said.
The accused are Principal Dr Mohammad Nur Islam, proprietor of Bengal Surgical and Scientific Company, Dhaka Mohammad Zahiruddin Sarkar, Abdus Sattar Sarkar from Dinajpur, Ahsan Habib from Dhaka, owner of Universal Trade Corporation Mohammad Asadur Rahman and Assistant Professor of Medicine department the medical college Dr Md Sarwat Hossain.
Pranab said the accused embezzled around Tk 44,883,000 through forgery in the name of buying unnecessary medical equipment.
According to the document, the misappropriation took place from March 23, 2018 to June 30, 2018.
According to the case statement, the accused in mutual co-operation bought unnecessary and low-quality heavy equipment for the medical college without authorisation from the Directorate General of Health Services.
Principal Dr Md Nur Islam in association with Md Sarwat Hosen formed various unregulated committees to float tender and awarded the tender to his preferred organisation owned by Md Zaher Uddin Sarker on July 6 last year.
Then, only five days later, he passed the bill of payment without getting the equipment as ordered, the statement said.