ACC summons 11 PWD engineers to face grilling


10th December, 2019 07:07:08 printer

ACC summons 11 PWD engineers to face grilling

 The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday summoned 11 engineers of Public Works Department (PWD) to face its
questioning as there were allegations that they helped GK Shamim in getting tenders and amassed illegal wealth.

ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain sent a notice to the PWD chief engineer asking them to be present at the ACC headquarters  on December 18, 19 and 23, ACC deputy director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told journalists.

ACC will interrogate PWD additional chief engineer Utpal Kumar Dey, superintending engineers Rukan Uddin and Abdul Momen Chowdhury, and executive engineer Sawpan Chakma on December 18, while executive engineers Mohammad Shawkat Ullah, Mohammad Fazlul Haque, Abdur Kader Chowdhury and Md Afsar Uddin on December 19.

PWD executive engineers Md Ilias Ahmed and Fazlul Haque and deputy assistant engineer Ali Akbar Sarkar will be questioned on December 23.

According to ACC officials, there were allegations against the PWD engineers that they took bribe from GK Shamim and helped him get tender works of the public agency.

On September 20 last, Rapid Action Battalion arrested Shamim for alleged extortion and tender manipulation.

On September 26, Shamim and his bodyguards were shown arrested in a money laundering case.

Earlier, the elite force raided his house and office in the city’s Niketan and seized eight firearms, a huge amount of ammunition, fixed deposit receipts (FDRs) worth Taka 165 crore, about Taka 1.8 crore in cash, a large stash of US and Singaporean dollars and some foreign liquour.