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ACC summons 11 PWD engineers for aiding GK Shamim

  • Published at 08:12 pm December 10th, 2019
Anti Corruption Commission
File photo of the Anti Corruption Commission building Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

According to ACC officials, the accused engineers were involved in taking bribe from GK Shamim and helping him secure tenders of the public agency.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned 11 Public Works Department (PWD) engineers for allegedly assisting GK Shamim in getting tenders and amassed illegal wealth.

ACC Director Sayeed Iqbal Hossain sent a notice asking them to appear at its headquarters on December 18, 19, and 23.

ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Tuesday.

File Photo: ACC officials take GK Shamim to interrogation at its headquarters at Segunbagicha in Dhaka on November 3, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

The summoned 11 PWD engineers are: Additional Chief Engineer Utpal Kumar Dey, superintending engineers Abdul Momen Chowdhury and Rokon Uddin, executive engineers Swapan Chakma, Mohammad Shawkat Ullah, Mohammad Fazlul Haque, Abdur Quader Chowdhury, Afsar Uddin and Elias Ahmad, Fazlul Haque Modhu, and Deputy Assistant Engineer Ali Akbar.

Among of them, superintending engineers Abdul Momen Chowdhury and Rokon Uddin, executive engineers Swapan Chakma are expected to appear on December 18. Others will appear on December 19 and 23.

According to ACC officials, the accused engineers were involved in taking bribe from GK Shamim and helping him secure tenders of the public agency.

On September 20, Rapid Action Battalion arrested Shamim for alleged extortion and tender manipulation.

On September 26, Shamim and his bodyguards were shown arrested in a money laundering case.

The elite force then raided his house and office in Dhaka’s Niketan and seized eight firearms, a huge amount of ammunition, fixed deposit receipts (FDRs) worth Tk165 crore, about Tk1.8 crore in cash, a large stash of US and Singaporean dollars and some foreign liquor.