11 public representatives suspended over ‘relief scam’

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DHAKA, June 2, 2020 (BSS) – Local Government Division (LGD) has
temporarily suspended four union parishad (UP) chairmen, six UP
members and a municipality councilor for their alleged irregularities
in cash aid disbursement and relief distribution for destitute people
and absence at offices.

The LGD today issued separate notifications to this end, said an
official press release.

Since detection of the country’s first coronavirus case, a total of
85 public representatives have been suspended temporarily so far.

Of them, 28 UP chairmen, 51 UP members, a zila parishad member,
four municipality councilors and one upazila vice-chairman.