Irregularities in nuke project: High Court wants to know government’s actios | 2019-07-21

Irregularities in nuke project: High Court wants to know government’s actios

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21st July, 2019 08:24:30 printer

Irregularities in nuke project: High Court wants to know government’s actios

The High Court on Sunday said it wanted to know the actions taken by the  government regarding irregularities in procuring various household products in Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant's housing project.

A bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Shohorawardi passed the order after two separate probe reports were submitted before the court in the afternoon.

The reports recommended legal action against 50 people including Pabna Executive Engineer Masudul Alam.

The next hearing over the matter will be held after end of the Supreme Court’s upcoming vacation (from August 1 to August 17).

Earlier in May, different media reported that 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.

A pillow cost was set around Tk 6,000 while lifting a kettle to the building cost Tk 3,000.

Barrister Sayedul Haque Suman filed the writ petition on May 19 seeking judicial inquiry into the reported corruption.

On May 20 last, the High Court sought the reports of two probe panels formed by the Housing and Public Works Ministry to look into the alleged irregularities.

On July 2, the HC issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why their failure to procure furniture, pillows and other household products for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant should not be declared illegal.

The court also asked the state to submit the reports of two panels formed to probe the alleged irregularities and inform it what steps were taken based on the reports.


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