Illegal Gas Connections

KGDCL GM, 2 others held

Staff Correspondent

11 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested three officials, including two high-ups, of Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited (KGDCL) on Thursday on charge of providing illegal gas connection for son of a former minister.

The arrestees were identified as KGDCL General Manager (Engineering and Services) Md Sarowar Hossain, 58, Manager (load dispatch transmission department) Md Mujibur Rahman, 57, and Technician Md Didarul Alam, 57.

Earlier, ACC Integrated Office-2, Chattogram Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) Md Sharif Uddin filed a case with Chattogram ACC Integrated Office-1, accusing the three arrested persons, former GM (Distribution) Mohammad Ali Chowdhury, 61, and customer Md Mujibur Rahman, son of former Minister Nurul Islam BSc.

Sharif Uddin said they arrested Sarowar and Mojibur from the city’s Sholoshahar area and Didar from Faujdarhat area in the afternoon.

The arrestees were produced before the court of Chattogram Metropolitan Session Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman who ordered the authorities concerned to send them to jail, ACC Public Prosecutor (PP) Kazi Sanowar Ahmed Lavlu said. Sources said the KGDCL officials provide new gas connection illegally to the former minister's son Md Mujibur Rahman, also the managing director of Sanowara Group, for getting illegal benefits.

The accused made fake documents and transferred 12 double gas burners to the name of Md Mujibur Rahman in the Chandgoan area from 22 burners owned by one Begum Nurjahan Salam, a resident of the city’s Halishahar area, between 2016 and 2017, they said.