A Dhaka court today again directed Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit -- by April 29 -- the probe report in the case filed against former Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon and six others on charges of embezzlement of Tk 34.89 crore.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Shahidul Islam passed the order after PBI failed to submit any probe report today. Moreover, PBI did not give any application explaining why they failed to submit the report, Atiqur Rahman, bench assistant of the court, told The Daily Star.
Delwar Hossain, president of Traders-Owners Association of Fulbaria City Supermarket-2 in the capital's Gulistan, filed the case with the same court on December 29 last year.
Yusuf Ali Sardar, former chief revenue officer of the city corporation; Md Mazed, its former deputy assistant engineer; and their assistants Kamrul Hasan, Helena Akter, Atiqur Rahman Swapan and Md Walid were also made accused in the case.
According to the case document, Khokon and six others colluded to build and allot shops, violating the main design of Fulbaria City Supermarket-2.
Some 2,300 shops were constructed at the Fulbaria Supermarket-2 following the main design. But 911 others were built illegally at different times.
DSCC on December 8 last year started a drive to demolish all 911 illegal shops.