A Tk 10 crore defamation case has been filed against the Bahubal upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) for misusing his power and position.
Bahubal Upazila Engineer of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) Golam Mohammad Mohiuddin Chowdhury filed the case against UNO Jasim Uddin and two to three others, including the UNO's Office Assistant Haripada Das, with Habiganj Senior Judicial Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Though the court took the lawsuit into cognisance, it did not issue any order in this regard.
According to the case statement, UNO Jasim sent Haripada to Upazila Engineer Mohiuddin's room to sign a cheque of Tk 2 lakh for the repair work of a dam along the Karangi river in Sathkapan union of the upazila.
As Mohiuddin denied signing the cheque, UNO Jasim along with few others went to the engineer's room and ordered him to sign the cheque showing his magistracy power.
The UNO also confined engineer Mohiuddin to his room for a while, read the case statement.
After hearing the incident, Habiganj LGED Executive Engineer Sheikh Mohammad Abu Zakir Sikandar immediately informed the matter to his higher authorities.