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ACC finds 22 sources of corruption in Titas

  • Published at 10:21 pm April 17th, 2019
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ACC Commissioner, Mohammad Mozammel Haque Khan submitted the report at the Bangladesh Secretariat

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday submitted an investigative and observational report on corruption at Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co Ltd, to the State Minister for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources.

ACC Commissioner, Mohammad Mozammel Haque Khan submitted the report at the Bangladesh Secretariat, reports UNB.

He said, in 2017 the commission formed 25 organizational teams for submitting reports after investigating laws, administrative procedures, and various sides of government money embezzlement, and misuse in 25 public institutions.

Several reports were already sent to the ministries concerned, the ACC commissioner added.

He said that these teams identify the source of corruption by conducting investigations. Titas Gas related organizational team, during their investigation, collected information from discussions with Titas Gas Company's retired officers, working officers, and those who have a fair idea of the going ons.

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Besides, the team also reviewed the statements of the beneficiaries, annual reports, audit reports, information from victims of corruption, irregularities of Titas, and corruption reports published in newspapers, he said.

On the basis of overall review, the team submitted a 12-point recommendation for the prevention of corruption in the company.

He said, in the report, 22 sources of possible corruption have been identified. Some of the sources are, illegal connection, illegal link renegotiation, meter tampering, excessive gas connection to boiler and generator, system loss, negligence in installing EVC (Electronic Volume Corrector), etc.

ACC spokesperson, Pranab Kumar Bhatacharjee said, the State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Nasrul Hamid praised the activities of the ACC, and assured that proper action would be taken in light of the ACC report.