ACC sues ex-mayor Sadeque, 7 others

August 25, 2014

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday filed a case against former Dhaka mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and seven others for their alleged irregularities in allocation of shops at a municipality market. ACC commissioner M Shahabuddin told reporters that the commission assistant director Mahbubul Alam filed the case with Shahbagh police station for their alleged irregularities in allocation of shops at Gulistan hawkers market, now the Dhaka Trade Centre.
Other accused are Mashiar Rahman, former chief estate officer of DCC, former estate officers Mohsin Uddin Moral, Sahabuddin Sabu, former Kanango Mohammad Ali, surveyors Mohammad Bachu Mia, Farroque Hossain and Motaleb Hossain.
According to the first information report, during his tenure, Khoka, also a vice-chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, built many shops occupying parking lots and open spaces at Dhaka Trade Centre in city’s Gulistan illegally.
Khoka and his associates later allocated the shops on a temporary basis violating DCC rules which does not allow temporary allocation, the FIR said.
The complaint said that the accused embezzled money by providing temporary allotment of 493 shops at the market.
Khoka served as the mayor of DCC from April 2002 to November 2011.

-Input from New Age

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