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The Anti-Corruption Commission officials on Sunday arrested an Upazila Election Officer and a local UP chairman for misappropriating allocated funds and misuse of power.
The arrestees were identified as Md Shaidur Rahman, then election officer (EO) of Bauphal upazila of the district, now EO of Agailjhara upazila of Barisal district; and Md Shaheen Hawladar, chairman of Konakdia Union Parishad of Bauphal upazila.
The officials of ACC arrested them from their residences around noon, reports UNB.
According to Patuakhali combined ACC office, the arrestees misappropriated at least Tk 2.59 lakh from the fund of a program offering rice at Tk 10 per kg for the poor people.
Deputy-Director of the ACC office, Manik Lal Das filed a case with Bauphal police station accusing six people in this connection.