PSTU engineer held on graft charge

Staff Correspondent

10 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday arrested the superintending engineer of Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU), Md Yunus Sharif, in connection with a case filed against him for ‘embezzling’ Tk53.50 lakh.

An ACC team led by its deputy director, Md Mojahar Ali Sardar, also the investigating officer (IO) of the case, arrested engineer Yunus Sharif from Dumki bazaar in Patuakhali, said ACC public relations officer (PRO) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

The case was filed against Sharif on charges of causing a loss of Tk 53.50 lakh to the national exchequer by awarding work order of six PSTU projects through abuse of power and forgery during a period from June 21, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

According to the PRO, the case was filed with its integrated district office in Patuakhali on Monday against him under sections 409,420,477 (A) of penal code and section 5 (2) of prevention of corruption act.