2 Barguna UP chairmen, members removed for embezzling rice
Publish- June 02, 2020, 11:24 PM
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Two UP chairman and members were suspended on Tuesday on charge of embezzling rice.
The dismissed local representatives are Shah Newaz Selim, Chairman of Baliatoli Union, HM Golam Kabir, Chairman of Naltona Union, Hanif councillor of Ward no 7 and Harun Mia, councillor of Ward no 8 of Naltona Union.
Their suspension letter was issued by the Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Ministry, said Deputy Commissioner Md Mostain Billah.
According to the letter, despite the government allocated 80kg of Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) rice for each fisherman, they gave only 60kg.
The government earlier allocated rice under the VGF programme to assist the families of 301,288 registered fishermen in 96 upazilas of 20 districts during the time when catching hilsa is prohibited.
The government imposes an eight-month ban on catching hilsa, its transportation, storing, marketing, selling and buying from November 1 to June 30 every year.