Bangladesh Nationalist Party has alleged that ‘lakhs of tonnes’ of coal were not disappeared from yard of Baropukuria coalmine without the ‘green signal’ of the ruling party.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the allegation at a news briefing at the party’s central office on Friday.
Justifying his allegation, the BNP leader said the ministry concerned did not take any step after the coalmine authorities announced to stop extracting coal from the mine and shut down a unit of the power plant in July last year.
These activities of the coalmine authorities proved that the coal was not disappeared without green signal of the ruling government, Rizvi said.
He said that the concerned authorities’ indifferent attitude towards the whole incident was really suspicious.
‘Dishonest businessmen and mine syndicate authorities, in association with lawmakers and ministers, have sold out the coal in the black market instead of using it for generating electricity,’ he added.
‘The authorities concerned have granted 42-day leave for going abroad to a higher official of the coal mining project, who was allegedly involved in the incident. It proves that the ruling party is involved in the incident,’ Rizvi said.
‘The Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation in this regard is nothing but an eye-wash,’ he said.
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