Former army chief and member of board of director of much talked about DESTINY-2000 Ltd, retired Lieutenant General M Harun-Ar-Rashid, on Wednesday resigned as the
secretary general of Sector Commanders’ Forum.
‘I handed in my resignation letter to the chairman of the Sector Commanders’ Forum [retired Air Vice Marshal A.K.Khundkar] at 12 noon,’ Harun told New Age.
He said, ‘Several newspapers and TV channels reported that I was using the banner of the Sector Commanders’ Forum for which they criticized the forum.
‘I did not want to tarnish the image of Sector Commanders’ Forum and any kind of controversy about the forum that is why I took decision to resign as its secretary
general,’ Harun said.
SCF vice chairman former army chief retired major general KM Shafiullah, MP, said Harun was associated with Destiny 2000, facing many controversies.’
Shafiullah said that Harun probably resigned as the forum’s secretary general to keep the image of the Sector Commanders’ Forum high.
A leader of the SCF told New Age that most of the activists of the forum were not in favour of Harun continuing as its secretary general since the Destiny controversy
‘Ever since the Destiny controversy arose the forum’s acceptability was declining among the people,’ said the SCF leader.
SCF joint secretary general M Hamid told New Age that Harun expressed his desire to resign from the SCF.
Destiny 2000 has been facing scrutiny by the regulators for alleged irregularities in the name of Multi Level Marketing.
The finance minister, AMA Muhith, on April 29 refused to meet the top functionaries of Destiny-2000 saying he cannot meet people from a firm whose activities were
A Bangladesh Bank investigation report stated that Destiny was involved in irregularities. The central bank asked the government to take against the company.
Following recommendations by parliamentary standing committee on commerce ministry, Muhith on April 17 said a high-powered commission would be appointed to investigate
the allegations against Destiny.
The National Board of Revenue directed banks to freeze the accounts of Destiny managing director, his wife and three other top officials of the MLM company.
Bangladesh Bank asked all banks to provide information to it about the accounts of the s 14 directors, the president and chairman of Destiny and its 37 sister
-With New Age input