Customs warehouses are also crammed with irregularities like goods

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Moynal Bhuiyan

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 Brahmanbaria’s Akhaura customs warehouse filled with auctionable goods. At the same time, the warehouse is full of irregularities! The concerned officials are doing these irregularities for personal gain. The government is losing a huge amount of revenue. A local businessman made a written complaint to the higher authorities about these irregularities, but no action was taken. The businessman’s journalist son did not seek information under the Right to Information Act on various aspects of the customs warehouse. Chairman of the National Board of Revenue Abu Hena. In the complaint lodged against Rahmatul Munim on May 18, it is mentioned that goods worth crores of rupees have gone missing from the warehouse. The businessman complained that the money for the auction of perishable goods is not being properly deposited in the bank. He wrote in the complaint letter that the sealed tender has not been done in the warehouse for a long time. Now the warehouse is full of auctionable goods. These products are getting expired in the warehouse as they are not bought on time. The warehouse product strategy is also being reshuffled. If investigated, goods worth several crores of rupees will not be found in the warehouse. He complained that sometimes open auctions are held. But even that doesn’t follow the rules. As per the rules, if the government VAT and taxes are to be paid, it is not done with the connivance of the employees. That money goes into the pockets of the warehouse officials. Manik Miah said that after the addition of warehouse officer Ashraf Uddin, there has been an increase in irregularities. He is giving the delivery memo by accepting the highest postage in the auction. However, the memo does not mention that any goods have been sold. According to Manik Mia, when she complained to the Deputy Commissioner of Akhaura Customs Station and Customs Warehouse, Abu Hanif Mohammad Abul Ahad, he did not take any action. He is also involved in this irregularity. Recently, he brought five people from his area and his choice to the customs station and assigned them various duties. Because of which it is convenient for him to make irregularities. A businessman named Sohel Mia said that sometimes the products which are being auctioned are near the end of their period. Demand for these products also decreases due to short maturity. The exact price of these products is not available in the market. The government used to get a huge amount of revenue by auctioning these products Local journalist. Sabbir Hossain said, “I took a form prescribed by the Right to Information Act to the warehouse official on February 8. But he did not accept it. I applied to Deputy Commissioner Customs Excise and VAT, Akhaura Customs Station, Akhaura, Brahmanbaria for information under the Right to Information Act, but I did not get it even after the appointed time.

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