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Caught taking bribe, arrested tax officer sent to jail

17 Feb 2017, 18:31

Court Correspondent

Dhaka: A Dhaka court on Friday ordered the tax official to send jail who was caught red-handed while taking bribe on Thursday in Dhaka.

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday caught Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) tax officer Tofazzal Hossain Jumadder red-handed while taking bribe in the capital.

ACC Deputy Director Abdul Wadud pleaded the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court on Friday to put the accused official behind the bars.

On the other hand, Tofazzal Hossain’s lawyer Harun-Ar-Rashid appealed the court for his client’s bail.

A 10-member ACC team, led by its director Nasim Anwar, arrested DSCC deputy tax officer Tofazzal Hossain Jumadder from the city’s Circular Road around 5:00pm, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told news agency UNB.

Mustafa Ahammad Ali, a resident of DNCC area, recently went to the city corporation office to submit his holding tax, but Tofazzal Hossain showed him extra tax in his document, and demanded Tk 50,000 in bribe promising to minimise the tax amount.

The victim then submitted a written compliant with the Commission against the DSCC official.

In consultation with the ACC officials, the plaintiff asked Tofazzal to come in front of his Circular Road home on Thursday afternoon to take Tk 20,000 in bribe. While receiving the money, the ACC team caught him red-handed. The ACC team also seized Tk 1.02 lakh from this possession.

ACC assistant director Md Abdul Wahab Alam of its Dhaka Zila office filed a case against him with Kalabagan Police Station in this regard.

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