Corruption allegation against RMC authorities

Principal, 5 others sued for embezzling TK 4.48 cr

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against six people, including principal of Rangpur Medical College for their alleged involvement in embezzling taka 4.48 crore. “ACC filed case against Dr Nur Islam, principal of Rangpur Medical College and five other for embezzling taka 4.48 crore,” Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, deputy director (public relations) of ACC confirmed the Bangladesh Post on Thursday.

Replying to a query he said they have embezzled huge amount of taka in the name of purchasing heavy machineries and equipments for the medical college. Apart from RMCH principal Dr. Md Nur Islam, other accused are - assistant Professor Md. Sarowat Hossain, Proprietor of the Bengal Scientific and Surgical Company Md. Jahir Uddin Sarkar, Abdus Sattar Sarkar (relative of Jahir Uddin), Ahsan Habib, son of Jahir Uddin and Asadur Rahman, proprietor of Universal Trade Corporation (Dinajpur). The case was appealed at the ACC Rangpur Comprehensive Office. The case was made under section 409/420/468/471/109 and section 5 (2) of the Anti-Corruption Act of 1947.

Earlier in July in 2018, the ACC also sued nine physicians and four employees of Rangpur Medical College Hospital, for embezzling Tk 8.61 crore of the hospital's fund and awarding a tender of Tk 9.54 crore without proper procedures. They had misappropriated Tk 8.61 crore from medicine and patient's food allocation. These nine physicians and staffs were also involved in giving work order of Tk 9,53,61,036 without floating any tender.