Anti-Corruption Commission will interrogate Pretrobangla's eight officials today in connection with the incident of mysterious disappearance of a huge stack of coal from Barapukurua Coal Mine.
On August 13, some 32 officials of Petrobangla were asked to be present for interrogation at ACC in phases.
Earlier, ACC interrogated seven Pretrobangla officials on August 16 in the first phase, it will interrogate eight today and the remaining officials in August 29-30.
The Pretrobangla officials who are going to face the interrogation today are — general manager (mine operation) Abu Taher Mohammad Nuruzzaman Choudhury, deputy manager AKM Khaledul Islam, deputy manager (maintenance and operation) Morsheduzzaman, deputy manager (production management) Habibur Rahman, deputy manager (mine development) Zahedur Rahman, deputy manager (ventilation management) Sattyndranath Barman, deputy general manager ( mine planning operation) Jobayer Ali and manager (security) Syed Imam Hasan.
The officials who faced the interrogation earlier were — 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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