The High Court on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the transfer of nurses working in various government hospitals in the country.
A HC bench of Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order after a hearing of a writ petition.
The court directed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit a report by July 26, confirmed Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab.
At the same time, the bank accounts of Md Jamal Uddin and his family members have been ordered to be confiscated.
The HC also issued a rule questioning why no legal action should be taken against the accused in the illegal transfer of nurses.
Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab and Barrister Mohammad Majeedul Quader appeared for the writ petition while Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar represented the state and Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan for the ACC.
On April 10, Supreme Court lawyers Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab, Barrister Mohammad Kawsar and Barrister Mohammad Majeedul Quader, on behalf of ‘Law and Life Foundation’, filed the writ petition.
Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), director general of the Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery, the accused in the syndicate concerned Md Jamal Uddin and the governor of Bangladesh Bank were made respondents in the writ petition.
According to the writ, about four thousand nurses were transferred in the three months of September, October and November last year and it has been alleged that a syndicate has embezzled around Tk 100 crore through that transfer business.
The writ also included a report published in a daily on February 7 where it is stated that a specific syndicate is conducting the nurse transfer business.
A man named Jamal Uddin from Kushtia allegedly formed the syndicate by introducing himself as a relative of a high-ranking official of the Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery, reads the report.
Tk 100 crore from the transfer trade was deposited in the accounts of him and his relatives from different districts.