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Graft in DNC

DG made OSD, will face probe

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Special Correspondent :
The controversial top brass of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) will have to go for his alleged corruption over wholesale postings of inspectors and intelligence officials by 'underhand dealings'.
Salahuddin Mahmud, the DNC Director General, has been made Officer on Special Duty (OSD), according to a Public Administration Ministry order issued on June 15.
Jamal Uddin Ahmed, Additional Secretary and OSD attached with Home Ministry (public security division), will replace Mahmud.              
A ministerial inquiry against Salahuddin Mahmud has also been initiated, sources said.  
The New Nation on May 29 ran a report, "Turmoil at Narcotics Control Deptt", which pointed to the corruption and power abuse by the DNC top brass.
Salahuddin Mahmud who took over the charge as DG on March 27 cancelled the transfer order issued by his predecessor Khandakar Rakibur Rahman on February 8 allegedly in exchange for money.
Against this backdrop, the Home Ministry on May 22 sent two letters to Mahmud asking him to explain in "what criteria" he had transferred the officials from one circle to another whereas there is no existence of "circle" in the DNC organogram.
The Ministry also categorically mentioned that such initiatives of the DG had "broken up normal procedure of transfer" of the organization.
In another letter, the Home Ministry wanted to know in what capacity the DG gave posting to Sub Inspector Md Sumanur Rahman as Acting Inspector at the Metro region again, who has been facing several cases for his alleged involvement in drugs trade.      
At present, corruption has gripped the DNC where several officials are directly or indirectly involved in drugs trade while some others are shadow-owners of different bars.
Most of the officials maintain lavish life style and their children are staying abroad for education purpose, it is also alleged.   
Six DGs have been posted there since 2013 but none of them could perform their duties at expected level, according to a Home Ministry high-up.

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