ACC starts quizzing 8 ex-BPCMCL officers over coal lifting

Staff Correspondent  | Published: 23:25, Aug 12,2018 | Updated: 23:32, Aug 12,2018


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday summoned five former Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd’s former managing directors and three general managers to interrogate them over their alleged involvement in misappropriation of 1,44,644 tonnes of coal worth about Tk 230 crore from a coal stock at Barapukuria in Dinajpur.
The five former BCMCL managing directors are M Sirazul Islam Chowdhury, M Mahabubur Rahman, Khurshid Hasan, Kamaruzzaman and M Anisuzzaman.
The three general managers are Mir Abdul Matin, M Saiful Islam Sarkar and Mizanur Rahman.
ACC deputy director M Samsul Islam asked Sirazul, Mahabubur, Matin and Saiful to appear in the ACC head office today to face its interrogation while the others were requested to show up on Tuesday.
Earlier on August 1, the ACC interrogated former BCMCL managing director SM Nurul Awrangjeb.
On July 23, the ACC kicked off its inquiry, a day after the Barapukuria coal-fired power plant was shut down for an indefinite period due to coal shortage.
A day after ACC began its inquiry BCMCL filed a case against 19 of its current and former officials with the Parbatipur model police in Dinajpur in this regard.
The police later forwarded the case to ACC for investigation.
The ACC team had already seized huge documents from the BCMCL’s office while Petrobangla also provided some documents to the investigators, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhatacharjee.

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