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প্রকাশিত: ৩:৪৫ অপরাহ্ণ, ফেব্রুয়ারি ২২, ২০২১
The accusations against Habib Ullah Manzur, Chief Financial Officer of Karnafuli Fertilizer Company Limited (KAFCO) has piled up as his reckless corruption goes unreported by what it may be called as sweet-intimidation. The Urea Fertilizer Factory, one of the largest in Bangladesh, is being cleverly deprived as a large part of the company’s profits go to the pocket of this official through various forgeries.
There are allegations that he manages to obtain high commissions from all types of bank deposits of KAFCO, let alone the local insurances. Not only that, Habib Ullah Manzur handled all the international insurance positions of the companies jointly owned by the Government of Bangladesh, Japan, the Netherlands and Denmark taking an unfair percentage from the deals.
He is in charge of the company’s collection of chemicals like liquid caustic soda. He is also accused of taking large commissions to purchase UF-75 chemicals from Egypt, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
KAFCO has its own jetty for exporting liquid ammonia abroad and shipping urea fertilizer to different parts of the country by ship. Surprisingly Habib Ullah has signed a contract with the company for the repair of a single pillar worth about 6 million US dollars without any Tender. The concerned people think that it is a ploy to make Habib’s pocket heavy by diverting unusual money to repair this jetty without tender.
In addition, complains were received against sexual harassment by Habib Ullah Manzur. Allegedly, he not only sexually harassed his female subordinates in the workplace, but also tried to seduce them through various tactics. There are also allegations that they were threatened with dismissal if they did not agree to the proposal. According to sources, Habib lost his job from various institutions including Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel and ICB Islamic Bank allegedly due to corruption sexual harassment to women workers.
It is known that he also resorted to big fraud to get a job in KAFCO. In his CV given in KAFCO, he lost his job in the previous workplace and hid the names of the employers of those companies. Besides, Monju has shown almost double the salary she gets in DBL to get extra salary from KAFCO.
However, Habib has claimed to the reporter that none of these allegations are true; “Someone may be spreading propaganda against me because of personal enmity,” he said. I can prove that these allegations are false. I have enough evidence in this regard, which I can give you if you want or come to my office. ‘
However, he did not send any documents as promised, rather later changed the tone when contacted again.
KAFCO officials on condition of anonymity said, it has become inevitable to save this historic organisation from this swindling hand for the sake of nation.