A video of Alamgir Mia Chowdhury, land assistant officer (tehsildar) of Valakut union land office in Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria accepting bribe was spread on social media Facebook on Friday (March 4).
The video shows bribe money on the table. At the time, he says he doesn’t take money alone. Many have to pay. Even took Aceland. Even if the government makes a law, this is the style. Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner Land (Nasirnagar) Mohammad Mehdi Hasan Khan Shaon said he had been made a show cause in the incident.
The two-minute, 51-second video, spread through social media, shows Alamgir Mia sitting in his own office, demanding money in exchange for work. Showing the five hundred Tk note received as bribe, he said, “I will get two hundred Tk from here.”
Meanwhile, a man named Shamim Ahmed of Valakut village lodged a written complaint against Tehsildar Alamgir Mian on Thursday (March 3). It was alleged that Alamgir Miah had to pay extra money for making documents, rent and naming through forgery.
Alamgir Mia Chowdhury told reporters about this, “Someone from the locals made this video and gave it to the journalists. Before making the video, a person paid a rent of five hundred Tk. I have returned two hundred Tk from this money. The video was originally edited. Because if I get the notice to show it, I will reply to it.”
Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land Nasirnagar) Mehdi Hasan Khan Shaon said, “I got the video yesterday. Written allegations have also been found against the two, including the person who is speaking in the video. An investigation is underway against them. Besides, notice has been given to show cause. If the investigation is found to be true, departmental action will be taken.”