ACC quizzes 7 Petrobangla officials

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 00:05, Aug 17,2018 | Updated: 23:58, Aug 16,2018


Anti-Corruption Commission interrogated seven Petrobangla officials on Thursday in connection of mysterious disappearance of a huge stack of coal from Barapukuria Coal Mine.
Earlier on August 13, some 32 officials of Petrobangla were asked to be present for interrogation at ACC in phases.
The other officials will be interrogated on August 28 and 29.
The officials who faced the interrogation on Thursday are - deputy general manager Nazmul Haque, manager (Coal Handling Management) Shoyebur Rahman, manager (Production Management) Syed Masud, deputy manager (Maintenance and Operation) Mahbub Hossain, assistant manager (Production Management) Moniruzzaman, assistant manager (Coal Handling Management) Md Mahbud Rashid, and manager (Store) Md Didarul Kabir.
ACC deputy director Shamsul Alam, who is serving as the investigation officer, quizzed the seven officials.
Barapukuria Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant had to be shut down for the mysterious disappearance of a huge volume of coal from the Barapukuria Coal Mine.
The disappearance of coal came to light on July 22, when a team from the Power Development Board visited the coal mine and found that there was no adequate reserve of coal in the yard of the mine.
As per the official investigation, the stock was found to have a shortage of 148,000 tonnes of coal.
A case was filed with Parbatipur Police Station on July 24 against 19 officials. The case was later transferred to the Anti-Corruption Commission for investigation.

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