Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
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Probe Body Formed

7,000 fishplates ‘disappeared’ from PWI store

GAIBANDHA: A probe committee has been formed to look into the disappearance of 7,000 fishplates worth Tk 1 crore from the Permanent Way Inspector (PWI) store of Bonarpara Railway Junction in Gaibandha.

Officer-in-Charge of Bonarpara railway police station Taposh Pundit said disappearance of fishplates weighing 60 tonnes from a store at the east corner of the well secured Railway Engineering Department is a mysterious incident, reports UNB.

Bonarpara rail station manager Khalilur Rahman claimed former senior assistant engineer Akbar Ali had sold many things from the store of the engineering department secretly before his recent transfer.

Immediately after his transfer assistant store keeper Dipak Kumar Singha and senior deputy assistant engineer Abdul Mazed came as additional in-charge who only used to come to Bonarpara for clearing salary bills, said Khalilur Rahman.

Tuesday morning, after coming from Bogura, Abdul Mazed opened the store and suspecting shortage of stock he started counting fishplates and discovered the disappearance, he said.

Abdul Mazed said he is only additional in-charge of the store. The fishplates may have been removed from the store during the tenure of former in-charge, he said.

Assistant store keeper Dipak Kumar Singha will file a case with the Bonarpara police station in this regard on Wednesday, he said.

Divisional chief engineer of the railways department, Anwar Hossain said a probe body has been formed led by the Bogura divisional engineer Md Saidur Rahman to investigate the matter.

Actions will be taken against the guilty found in the investigation, he said.