The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday submitted a charge sheet against 23 high officials including seven former Managing Directors of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd in a case filed over missing of some 1.45 lakh tones coals from the coalmine.
The ACC accused the officials for embezzling Tk 243 crore 28 lakh and 82 thousand through mishandling of aforesaid coals.ACC deputy director Samsul Alam submitted the charge sheet to the commission’s integrated district office in Dinajpur, said ACC public relation officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.
Among 23 accused, 14 were named in primary case statement and other nine accused were included after their involvements were found in the scam during investigation, he added.
The accused officials are—1. Md Mahbubur Rahman, former Managing Director, 2. Md Abdul Aziz Khan, former Managing Director, 3. Eng. Khurshid Hasan, former Managing Director, 4. Eng. Kamruzzaman, former Managing Director, 5. Md Aminuzzaman, former Managing Director, 6. Eng. SM Nurul Aorangazeb, former Managing Director, 7. Eng. Habib Uddin Ahammad, former Managing Director and former General Manager of Mine operation section, 8. Md Shariful Alam, former General Manager of Administration, 9. Md Abul Kahem Prodhania, former General Manager of Mine operation section, 10. Abu Taher Md Nur-Uz-Zaman Chowdhury, former General Manager of Mine operation section, 11. Masudur Rahman Hawladar, Manager, Security section, 12. Md Arifur Rahman, Manager (Maintenance and Operation), 13. Syed Iman Hasan, Manager, Security section, 14. Muhammad Khalilur Rahman, Deputy Manager (Coal Handling Management) 15. Md Morsheduzzaman, Deputy Manager (Maintenance and Operation), 16. Md Habibur Rahman, Deputy Manager, (Production Management), 17. Md Zahedur Rahman, Deputy Manager, (Mine Development), 18. Sattyandra Nath Burman, Assistant Manager (Ventilation Management), 19. Md Maniruzzaman, Assistant Manager (P.M), 20. Md Shoebur Rahman, Manager, Coal Handling Management, Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd, 21. AKM Khaledul Islam, Deputy General Manager (Store Department) suspended, Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd, 22. Ashok Kumar Haldar, Manager (Production Management) Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd and 23. Md Zobaer Ali, Deputy General Manager (Mine Planning and Development) Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd, Dinajpur.
According to the charges, the accused in collusion with each other embezzled some 1.43 lakh tonnes of coal from Barapukuria coalmine which market price worth 243.28 crore during the period from January 2006 to July 19, 2018.
Meanwhile, ACC discharges five FIR listed accused from the charges as they did not found their involvement during the probe in the case.
On July 24, 2018, the manager (admin) of BCMCL Mohammad Anisur Rahman filed the case with Parbatipur Model Police Station.