GCC Mayor Jahangir suspended

Publish: 9:17 PM, November 25, 2021 | Update: 9:17:PM, November 25, 2021

Ashraful Islam Ashraf
Six days after expulsion from Awami League, disgraced Jahangir Alam was suspended from the post of Gazipur City Corporation Mayor on Thursday.
Taking the allegations brought against Jahangir Alam into consideration over different issues, the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (LGRD) suspended him, said Minister Md Tajul Islam at a press briefing on Thursday.

A three-member mayoral panel, comprising Asadur Rahman Kiran, councilor of Ward-43, Md Abdul Alim Molla, councilor of Ward-52, and Ayesha Akter, councilor of Ward-10, of the city corporation, has been formed for running the city corporation activities as per rules, he said. The ministry issued a notification in this regard on Thursday. The notification directed the former mayor to hand over charge to the nominated panel within three days following the Local Government (City Corporation) Act, 2009.

“Various allegations are there against Jahangir Alam and those have been taken into account. The ministry can suspend a mayor for the sake of investigation according to the Local Government (City Corporation) Act,” the LGRD Minister added.