Kabikha Scheme: UP chairman lands in jail over plunder of wheat | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 08, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:38 AM, August 08, 2020

Kabikha Scheme: UP chairman lands in jail over plunder of wheat

A union parishad chairman and a member landed in jail on Thursday following allegations of stealing large amounts of wheat from the government's food for work programme in Natore.

Chhatani Union Parishad Chairman Tofazzal Hossain Sarkar and Member Shahnaz Parveen in the sadar upazila were accused in a case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

Police on Wednesday found 100 sacks of wheat belonging to the programme at the house of Tofazzal's relative Qurban Ali, said Liton Kumar Saha, superintendent of police in Natore.

Qurban told police that the chairman asked him to store the wheat at his house, officials said.

The government sanctioned 8.8 tonnes of wheat for maintenance work on a canal in Majhdigha area.

Union Parishad Member Shahnaz oversaw the work and officially released the wheat meant for the workers.

Nazmul Hussain, assistant director of the ACC in Rajshahi, visited the area on Thursday and filed a case accusing Tofazzal and Shahnaz.

Both of them were arrested and sent to jail later in the day.

 

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