Taimur Alam Khandaker

Published : 24 Oct 2011, 12:31 PM
Updated : 24 Oct 2011, 12:31 PM
Taimur Alam Khandaker is backed by the main opposition BNP and is the oldest of the six mayoral aspirants and his election symbol is Pineapple.
Toimur, 58, holds an LLB degree. He is the president of BNP's Narayanganj unit. He held the office of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) chairman when his party was in power. Before that, he was a deputy attorney general.
Main allegations against him are of corruption, though he always denies them saying they are politically motivated. He also has 11 criminal cases against him. Two cases were disposed of and another nine have High Court stay orders on them.
Anticorruption Commission filed nine cases against him during the last caretaker government regime. Courts found him guilty in three cases but the High Court stayed them. Trial is suspended in six other cases following High Court freeze. Tamiur stated in his affidavit that the total numbers of cases against him was unknown even to him.
Taimur and his dependents earn Tk 1,496,504 every year. They cumulatively own Tk 13,186,036 cash and also have bank deposits worth Tk 5,408,611. He also has gold ornaments worth Tk 146,000. His properties include a six-storied under-construction building on a 17-decimal land, his wife's 771 square feet office space at Topkhana Road in Dhaka and two flats in Shegunbagicha of 1035 square feet and 1400 square feet.