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Gazipur Mayor Zahangir Alam suspended

Special Correspondent | banglanews24.com
Update: 2021-11-25 16:51:49
Gazipur Mayor Zahangir Alam suspended

The government has suspended Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Mayor Mohammad Zahangir Alam.

Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam made the disclosure in a briefing. 

He said: "There are several allegations including land grabbing, abusing of power and embezzlement against Zahangir Alam. The allegations are being investigated. We think he needs to be suspended for a fair investigation."

Local Government Division Additional Secretary Mustakim Billah Faruqui will lead the probe body. 

Earlier in the day, a three-member panel was formed for the city corporation. 

On November 19, Earlier, the ruling Awami League expelled its Gazipur metropolitan unit general secretary Jahangir Alam from the party for his derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu and the number of martyrs in the 1971 Liberation War.

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