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BTCL divisional engineer among 3 held

  • Published at 09:07 pm August 17th, 2016

A team of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday caught two BTCL employees red-handed and a divisional engineer on charge of bribery.

The detained are Pradip Das, divisional engineer (Internal), Md Gias Uddin, head clerk cum cashier and Humayun Kabir, telephone operator cum stenographer of the BTCL’s Nandan Kanan office in the city.

The ACC members detained the corrupt officials and employees after conducting a drive at the BTCL’s office.

Abdul Aziz Bhuiyan, director of the ACC told the Dhaka Tribune that they caught two BTCL employees red-handed while exchanging bribe.

According to the ACC, the BTCL employees were caught while taking Tk20,000 as bribe from Abul Quasem Bhuiyan, a retired sub-assistant engineer of the BTCL.

Quasem said the BTCL employees were demanding Tk50,000 as bribe for withdrawing pension money.

Finding no other way, the retired official agreed to pay Tk20,000 in cash as bribe.

During the drive, the ACC members recovered cash Tk80,000 and savings certificates worth about Tk83,000 from the office room of Gias Uddin.

Later, the ACC members also conducted a search at the office room of Pradip Das and recovered cash Tk148,900 and two land purchasing documents worth about Tk2.40 lakh.

Gias Uddin and Humayun Kabir are the owners of the two pieces of land as per the seized documents.

The ACC said legal actions would be taken against the detained BTCL officials and employees.