Local government ministry officials said the mayor was suspended under section 12(1) of the City Corporation Act. Local government secretary Abdul Malek signed the notification regarding the suspension.
According to Section 12 (1) of the City Corporation Act, if charge sheet is accepted against any city corporation mayor or councilor, the government can suspend him.
Moniruzzaman was elected in 2013 mayoral election as a BNP-supported candidate.
The government earlier suspended Sylhet city mayor Ariful Haque Choudhury, Rajshai city mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, and Gazipur city mayor M A Mannan over the same