October 19, 2021, 11:22 am
Amirul Kabir Suzan. Mithapukur (Rangpur): Amirul Islam Dilip Paiker, chairman of Gopalpur Union Parishad No. 13 in Rangpur’s Mithapukur Upazila, has been accused of massive irregularities and corruption by six members of the union council. They have lodged a written complaint with the Upazila Nirbahi Officer. Copies of the complaint have also been given to senior officials and various departments.
According to the complaint, Gopalpur Union Parishad Chairman Amirul Islam Dilip Paikar has been involved in various irregularities and corruption since his election. In TR, Kabikha, ADP, LGSP, non-wage projects, he worked as a project chairman and embezzled government money by submitting fake bill vouchers. He kept the money from the sale of trees and the source of the forest department in his own pocket. Chairman Amirul Islam Dilip Paikar embezzled the house tax on various pretexts without spending it on development work.
Also lists various beneficiaries including VGD, VGF, Elderly, Disabled and Widow Allowance while listing under single dominance. Without meeting or coordinating with the members of the Union Parishad, he made his own list and submitted it to the Upazila administration. Although there is a rule to hold monthly meetings with the members of the Union Parishad every month, he conducts most of the activities of the Union Parishad himself without doing so regularly. Six UP members have lodged written complaints about such widespread irregularities.
The complaining union council members are, Abdul Khaleq, Nur Mohammad, Rajab Ali Mandal, Abdul Jalil, Abed Ali, Abu Taleb, Lovely and Mouluda Begum. The complainants said that they were harassed in various ways for protesting against irregularities and corruption. We have been forced to lodge a written complaint with the Upazila Nirbahi Officer to stop corruption. But after the complaint, the chairman and his people are intimidating us in various ways. Nevertheless, we expect a fair and impartial investigation from the authorities.
Chairman of the accused Gopalpur Union Parishad Amirul Islam Dilip Paikar said, “UP members have started a conspiracy against me. They are spreading confusion with false allegations. I have tried to do everything in consultation with all the members. People know what kind of chairman I am. Uno Mamun Bhuiya said the allegations mentioned several irregularities and corruption. Necessary steps will be taken after investigation.