The Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry has suspended a Union Parishad (UP) chairman and six UP members over irregularities in relief distribution.
LGRD Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday.
So far, 49 public representatives have so far been suspended for misappropriating relief materials. Among them, 18 UP chaiman, 29 UP member, one Zila Parishad member and one councillor of a municiplaity.
Those who suspended are Mujibur Rahman Hawladar, chairman of Shirkhara Union of Sadar upazila in Madaripur district, Rubel Ezaradar alias Babul, member of no 1 ward Pedikhali Union in Rampal upazila of Bagerhat, Sohrab Hossain Biswas, member of no 8 ward of Maizpara union in Sadar upazila of Narail, Selim Molla, member of no 9 ward of Bilashpur union in Jajira upazila of Shariatpur, Rezaul Karim Khan Shohag, member of no 8 ward of Subidpur union in Nalchiti upazila in Jhalakati, Mujibur Rahman, member of number 3 ward of Kalapur union in Srimangal upazila of Moulvibazar and Sahida Begum Rupa, member of (reserved seat) of Kalapur union in Srimangal upazila of Moulvibazar.
The notice also asked the suspended public representatives to explain through respective deputy commissioners why they should not be removed permanently from their posts.