ACC seizes govt car from ex-PDB employee
Published : Monday, 11 February, 2019 at 8:15 PM Count : 424
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday recovered a government car from a former third class employee of the Power Development Board (PDB).
An ACC team conducted a drive in Dhaka's Motijheel area and recovered the Mitsubishi Pajero car from the PDB employee, Md Alauddin Mia, who had been illegally using the government car for a decade,
The former employee had no right to use the car allotted to PDB, ACC Director General Mohammad Munir Chowdhury told the media, reports bdnews24.com.
Alauddin caused the government exchequer no less than Tk 7 million in losses by using the car, he said.
There was no-one but the driver in the car during the recovery, according to Munir.
The driver was freed after the ACC officials recorded his statement, Munir said and added that the car would be handed to the PDB.
Alauddin was a former general secretary of the council of the PDB's collective bargaining agents or CBA.
He retired as stenotypist of PDB’s planning and inspection department in August 2017.
He had been using the jeep since 2009 and over Tk 3.5 million had been spent from the government exchequer on its refuelling – 450 litres of fuel oil per month, according to Munir.
The driver’s salary of Tk 3.7 million in this period also went from the exchequer, he said.
The commission was investigating who else in the PDB or other agencies were responsible for allotment of the car to Alauddin, the ACC DG said, describing it “a big crime”.
The ACC will also investigate Alauddin’s assets and whether any other car from the government’s pool was being improperly used.