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Shibchar land office Peshkar`s bribe taking video goes viral

 Madaripur Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:17 PM, 25 November 2020   Updated: 09:25 PM, 25 November 2020

Shibchar land office Peshkar`s bribe taking video goes viral

Shibchar land office Peshkar`s bribe taking video goes viral

There are allegations that various works including certificates at Shibchar Upazila Land Office in Madaripur are not done without a bribe. Not only that, but many people are also becoming victims of harassment if they do not pay bribes.

Meanwhile, a video of a bribe transaction by a bench officer (Peshkar) in Madaripur's Shibchar has gone viral through social media. The video shows Liton Biswas, a bench officer, taking bribes from someone in the office room.

Meanwhile, one of the victims has lodged a written complaint against this unfair means and suffering. The written complaint said, a person named Khabir Mollah needs the certification of the land office to get a license from the forest department. But he did not get the certificate even after three months. Peshkar Liton Biswas said that if he pays Tk 10,000, he will get a certificate. Finding no way out, the victim gave him Tk 5,000 at one stage.

One of the victims, who did not want to be named, said he had to pay Tk 10,000 to Tk 20,000 to bring any documents. Even though these services are supposed to be provided free of cost. 

Liton Biswas, the accused in the case, denied the allegation of bribery.

Shibchar Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Rakibul Hasan said it does not cost any money for certification in the land office. One had lodged a complaint in this regard, but he later withdrew his complaint.

Shibchar UNO Mohammad Asaduzzaman said, "I have received a written complaint in this regard. The matter will be investigated and action will be taken."

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