ACC quizzes 3 officials of Bridge Div on Padma Bridge graft

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday interrogated three officials of the Bridge Division on alleged corruption in the tender process of hiring consultant for the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project.

An investigation team of the ACC led by assistant director Joynal Abedin Shibly quizzed Superintending Engineer M Liakat Ali and assistant engineers Golam Mortaza and Abul Kalam Azad for nearly two and half hours at the ACC office in the morning.

ACC deputy director and public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB that after completing its investigation into the graft allegation on the Padma Bridge project, the ACC investigation team will submit a report to the ACC and then the Commission will take a decision in this regard.

Meanwhile, the World Bank on June 30 canceled its US$1.2 billion IDA credit in support of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge project, citing corruption concerns.

Another ACC investigation team led by assistant director Abu Sayed quizzed three officials of Bangladesh Railway on irregularities in hiring staff for the railways.

The railway officials, who faced ACC’s interrogation, are additional chief engineer SM Liakat Ali, legal aid (Law) officer (Chittagong South) Aman Ullah and maintenance engineer FM Mohiuddion.

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