Action to be taken against EC officials who supplied dual NIDs to Dr Sabrina
The Election Commission (EC) will take action against officials involved in creating dual National Identity Cards (NIDs) for JKG Health Care Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury, already accused in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.
"Action will be taken against the officials found involved in issuing two NIDs," said Senior Secretary of EC Md Alamgir, replying to a question by a journalist today.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been inquiring into illegal assets of Sabrina, and her husband and JKG Chief Executive Officer Ariful Chowdhury.
During the enquiry, the ACC found that Sabrina possesses two NIDs.
The ACC, on July 13, had begun enquiry against Sabrina and her husband.
On August 19, ACC Deputy Director Selina Akhter Moni in a letter requested the EC to inform whether a government official can have dual NIDs.
The EC Secretary said that they received the ACC's letter. "The NID wing of EC looks after the matter. We've asked them to reply by today," he said.
"If the matter of dual NIDs is true and any of the EC officers is found involved in it, we'll take action," he said.
Sources said Sabrina possess two NIDs from two different areas and both are active. In both NIDs, she used different information.
In one NID, she pointed out her date of birth as December 2, 1978 and in another December it was 2, 1983.
She has reduced her age by five years, source said.
Sabrina also used two different names for her husband's name section in the NIDs.
On August 20, a Dhaka court framed charges against eight people including Sabrina and Arif in the case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.
The trial of the case is supposed to begin from tomorrow.
In the charge sheet, the IO said, as per the directive of Sabrina and Ariful, the other accused collected samples from the patients, prepared fake Covid-19 certificates and supplied those to the patients.