Friday, November 24, 2017

Bamboo instead of rods: ACC to charge public health engineer, contractor  in court

  • Staff Correspondent
    Published: 2017-07-18 02:26:29 BdST


The Anti-Corruption Commission has approved the chargesheet in a case for using bamboos in place of iron rods in a school toilet against a government engineer, a contractor and an employee in Gaibandha.

The ACC cleared the chargesheeet against Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) Sub-Assistant Engineer ASM Aref Billah, contractor Abdul Khaleq Sarker and employee Md Saiful Islam on Monday.

ACC Deputy Director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told that the commission would submit the chargesheet to the court 'soon'.

The ACC started the case against engineer Aref and contractor Khaleq on Apr 18 last year for using bamboos instead of iron rods to build the washroom of Meghdumur Government Primary School.

Saiful was named in the case as an accused later after initial investigation.

The construction of the toilet started in September, 2015 at a cost of Tk 850,000.

The builders were supposed to use iron rods in line with the construction guidelines.

Following media reports on the matter in April last year, the DPHE formed a committee to investigate the allegation.

It suspended Aref and the ACC started the case with Gaibandha Sadar Police after the committee found the allegation true.

Engineer Aref and contractor Khaleq were arrested before the filing of the case.