Embezzlement of holding tax money, city corporation bank account, single letter Jahangir!

Embezzlement of holding tax money, city corporation bank account, single letter Jahangir!
Embezzlement of holding tax money, city corporation bank account, single letter Jahangir!

Jahangir Alam, the sacked mayor of Gazipur City Corporation, can easily be called the son of corruption. Did he steal the pond? Or steal C? Or something more?

Thousands of questions will arise in your mind when you see and know the irregularities, corruption and nepotism of the sacked Mayor Jahangir who was released from the Awami League of Gazipur. Jahangir did not commit all the crimes! The steps taken by him to embezzle money are an example of corruption.

Dhaka Times has found factual documentary evidence of many corruptions of the sacked Mayor Jahangir Alam of Gazipur City Corporation.

Dhaka Times has found clear evidence that the sacked Mayor Jahangir Alam has embezzled Tk 2.6 million of City Corporation’s holding tax in a bank account in a single name. According to the evidence received, on February 25, 2020, Jahangir opened an account (Account No. 01351110000578) in the name of City Corporation in the Konabari branch of private Premier Bank Limited under the sole signature of Jahangir Alam. Dhaka Tumims has found out that Tk 50 lakh was deposited in this bank account in the name of Ispahani Food Limited on 27/02/2020. Again this money was withdrawn by one Shamim Hossain (check no-9332827). Similarly, on March 5, 2020, a pay order of Tk 30 lakh of Fin Bangla Apparrange was deposited with Premier Bank Limited. Which was raised by the then Mayor Jahangir himself (Check No. 9332828). Dhaka Times’ investigation also revealed that on June 8, 2020, Honeywell Garments Limited Union Bank Limited deposited a pay order of one crore rupees from Tongi branch to City Corporation’s Premier Bank under sole signature of Jahangir Alam. This money was later withdrawn by a certain Sahidul in cash (check no. 506192). According to various sources, GMS Composite Knitting International gave a pay order of 30 lakh rupees to this Premier Bank, which was deposited on August 10, 2020. This amount was cashed through check (check no- 506191) by Polo Chakma. Multiple sources in Gazipur have confirmed to Dhaka Times that this Polo Chakma is the house staff of sacked Mayor Jahangir. In the investigation, Dhaka Times also learned that on August 18, 2020, GMS Composite Knitting International paid a total of Tk 50 lakh in two separate pay orders, which were deposited in the single signed account of the then Mayor Jahangir. Surprisingly, here also a person cashed two separate checks (check no. 506193 and 506194).

As per the government rules, the mayor of the city corporation cannot operate any account in a single name. This matter has also been confirmed by the responsible officials of LGRD Ministry.

The question has arisen, about opening a bank account in the name of City Corporation and withdrawing 2 crore 60 lakhs and closing that bank account. Dhaka Times has confirmed from multiple sources that this money was personally used by the sacked mayor Jahangir Alam. According to the sources, mainly Jahangir Alam used the holding tax money of various industrial establishments by depositing it in these accounts through pay order.

Why opened an account in the name of City Corporation in a single name and after withdrawing the deposited 2 crores 60 lakhs, the account was closed again? Dhaka Times repeatedly tried to contact Jahangir Alam to know the matter. But he did not respond.

The current office bearers of Gazipur City Corporation also avoided the matter to Dhaka Times saying that the matter is under investigation. Dhaka Times also tried to contact local government minister Tajul Islam. But there was no response.

This is just a concrete example of the unlimited irregularities and corruption Jahangir Alam did during his tenure as Mayor. Dhaka Times has collected such more specific evidence. It will be detailed soon.

(Dhaka Times/04 August/ARD)


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