Auditor caught in his own trap

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Sep 10,2018 | Updated: 23:47, Sep 09,2018

 
 

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday allowed a proposal of its inquiry officer to file a case against a government auditor for preparing a fabricated audit report against a roads and highways department engineer.
The ACC said M Shamsul Haque, auditor and account officer of Public Works Department, sent the fabricated audit report to the ministry concern to take action against the engineer concern saying that government paid the construction firm Tk 65.92 lakhs based on fake deeds and contract papers.
Later, ACC initiated an inquiry following an allegation that the auditor prepared the report fabricating documents to victimise others.
ACC found that the government paid the constriction firm after it completed repairing works of six roads in Jhalakati as the works were finished in due time and as per condition during the 2011-12 fiscal year.
The ACC suspected that the auditor prepared the report as he refused by the engineer or construction firm to get illegal benefit.
ACC found that the auditor add a ‘2’ before 5 and add a ‘2’ before 7 in stamps were it was 05/06/2012 and 07/06/2012 which used between executive engineer and constriction firm.
ACC said fabricating the buying dates of the stamps the auditor claimed that the stamps were fake and the government losses the money.
The ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Sunday approved the inquiry report of its assistant director Abul Hashem Kazi allowing file a case against the auditor in this link, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar said.

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