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ACC launches enquiry into transport leader Enayet on graft allegations

  • Published at 10:35 pm February 10th, 2020
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However, contacted, Enayet was unavailable for comment

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched an inquiry against transport leader Khandaker Enayet Ullah over allegations of extorting Tk1.65 crore everyday from the transport sector and amassing illegal wealth. 

Earlier last year, ACC Deputy Director Mohammed Nurul Huda sent a letter to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) seeking information on the charges against Enayet, confirmed an ACC official seeking anonymity, to Dhaka Tribune on Monday. 

However, contacted, Enayet was unavailable for comment. 

Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman said: "The corrupt and dishonest people involved in the transport sector are misusing the name of labour unions to amass illegal wealth.

"Not only government officials but also political figures are involved in corruption in this sector. They are just feeding their own interests."

Iftekharuzzaman urged the government to bring these culprits under transparency and accountability in order to ensure proper service to the citizens of the country.

Enayet, also the secretary general of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners' Association, has been accused of extorting Tk1.65 crore a day from the 15,000 buses operating in Dhaka and its surrounding areas, said the ACC official. 

The accused also amassed illegal wealth in the names of his wife, Nargis Samsad, daughter Chashme Jahan Nishi, and son Ridwanul Ashiq Niloy, added the ACC official.

Earlier on October 1, 2019, former leader of Road Transport Owners' Association Ismail Hossain Bachchu accused Enayet of extorting huge sums of money from buses operating in Dhaka and adjacent areas everyday, at a press briefing under the banner of Bangladesh Road Transport Owner-Worker Unity.