Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The government has suspended assistant commissioner of taxes (ACT) Md Zahidul Islam over an allegation of corruption.

National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Nojibur Rahman has issued an order suspending the tax official of the Income Tax Zone-5, officials said on Monday.

Following a primary investigation by Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) of the NBR, the authority has found proof of fraudulence against Mr. Zahidul.

The CIC has investigated taxmen’s integrity for the first time to ensure punishment for corrupt officials and reward for honest ones they added.