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ACC catches Barguna RHD engineer taking bribe

  • Published at 12:59 am June 12th, 2018
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File photo: Head office of Anti Corruption commission (ACC) at Dhaka's Segun Bagicha Road Dhaka Tribune

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday arrested an engineer of Roads and Highways Department of Barguna from his office reportedly while taking Tk14.50 lakh as bribe.

Based on a tip-off, an ACC team led by Patuakhali Coordinated District Office Deputy Director Jahangir Alam conducted a drive at the office of Shamsul Shahriar, deputy divisional engineer of Barguna Roads and Highways Department, and arrested him along with the bribe money around 3:30 pm.

Executive Magistrate Yeanur Rahman was present during the drive.

Jahangir Alam said engineer Shamsul sanctioned a bill of Tk6 crore of a project in exchange for Tk15 lakh as bribe.

Based on secret information, the ACC team raided his office and caught him red-handed while taking the bribe, he said.

ACC Assistant Director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said a case was filed against Shamsul with Barguna sadar model police station.