ACC sues 8 BWDB engineers, 3 others for embezzling Tk 34.42cr

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:41, Oct 21,2020


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday filed a case against eight Bangladesh Water Development Board engineers and three others on charges of misappropriating about Tk 34.42 crore from a project.

The commission deputy assistant director Sahidur Rahman filed the case with its Habiganj integrated district office, said ACC director for public relations Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

The accused BWDB officials are superintendent engineers SM Shahidul Islam, M Golam Sarwar, Abu Taleb, and Abdul Basit; executive engineers Anisur Rahman, and Ruhul Amin; executive engineer Mohammad Abbas Ali, and mechanical equipment chief engineer Chowdhury Nazmul Alam.

Three other accused are Sigma Engineers Limited managing director Syed Md Kamal, chairman engineer Syed Arshed Reza and general manager engineer Abdus Salam.

According to the complaint, the fund was embezzled from procurement of eight water pumps under the Manu River Irrigation Project.

It said that the BWDB engineers provided 61.60 crore to the supplier firm which was Tk 34.42 crore higher than the actual price.

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