PM intervention sought
A broker yesterday sought intervention of the prime minister for recovering Tk 54 lakh of 18 Hajj aspirants allegedly embezzled by a travel agent in 2012.
Broker Mahfizur Rahman, at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club, said he only used to mediate between the Hajj aspirants and travel agency Ruposhi Bangla Tours and Travel.
He claimed that he gave Tk 82.25 lakh to Mazharul Islam, director of the travel agency, to send 27 people to Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj.
Mahfizur alleged Mazharul sent only nine people to the Arab state and embezzled the rest of the money.
The broker said the 18 are demanding their money back from him.
"For this I could not visit my children and house for over a year. Some of the aspirants filed cases against me. The travel agent destroyed my whole life," he said.
The office of the travel agency was found closed and Mazharul's mobile phone switched off.
Mahfizur filed a case against the travel agent with Paltan Police Station in July last year.