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HC seeks inquiry reports on procurement scam by June 22

Published : Tuesday, 21 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 807

A group of youth with pillows formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club on Monday protesting the alleged irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household items for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.	photo: Observer

A group of youth with pillows formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club on Monday protesting the alleged irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household items for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. photo: Observer

The High Court (HC) on Monday asked the government to submit to it the inquiry reports of two committees already formed by the Housing and Public Works Ministry over the alleged irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household products for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The court asked the Attorney General's office to collect the investigation reports from the committees and to submit those before it by June 23.
An HC bench comprising Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi passed the order following a writ petition filed seeking its directive on the government to form a judicial committee to inquire into the allegations.
Advocate Sayedul Haque Suman filed the writ petition on Sunday seeking judicial inquiry into reported corruption in purchasing furniture and other household products for officials and employees of the power plant.
During the hearing, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam informed the court that the ministry has formed two committees to probe the alleged irregularities and the probe panels will submit their report in seven days.
"Let the reports come first and you can take any decision," he told the court, urging it to adjourn the hearing till then.
Citing reports published on different newspapers, Suman said excess money was spent on buying furniture, pillows and other items for Green City Housing Palli where officials and employees of Rooppur Power Plant will reside.





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