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Ex-BCMCL MD Habib, two others sent to jail

Published : Thursday, 17 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 818

Former managing director (MD) of Barapukuria Coal Mine and two other top officials have been sent to jail in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commi-ssion (ACC) for stealing coal from the mine.
Dinajpur District and Sessions Judge Aziz Ahmed Bhuiyan sent ex-MD Habib Uddin Ahmed, general manager Abu Taher
Mohammad Nuruzzaman Chowdhury and deputy general manager AKM Khademul Islam and to jail, rejecting their bail pleas.
Meanwhile, A Dinajpur court on Tuesday issued arrest warrants against seven former Barapukuria coal mine managing directors and 16 others for stealing coal from the mine.
From January 2006 till July 19, 2018, 143,727.92 tonne of coals were stolen from the mine. The estimated value of which is around Tk 2.43 billion.
The massive irregularity came to light when a team from the Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) visited the coal mine and found that there was no adequate reserve of coal to run the Barapukuria thermal power plant.
Petrobangla formed a three-member committee to investigate the disappearance. The ACC also formed a three-member committee to look into the matter.

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