ACC Deputy Director Md Salauddin interrogated the DG at ACC headquarters
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has interrogated
Sudhangshu Shekhar Bhadra, director general (DG) of the postal department, on allegations of irregularities and corruption in the procurement for government projects.
ACC Deputy Director Md Salauddin interrogated him at ACC headquarters on Tuesday, said an ACC official.
The DG denied all allegations against him and also refused to answer the queries of journalists.
However, the commission found the DG was involved in money laundering and amassed illegal wealth.
According to ACC sources, Sudhangshu Shekhar Bhadra was supposed to supply 8,000 to 8,500 laptops and other equipment to entrepreneurs across the country. Apparently in most cases he did not deliver them with no vouchers to show for them.
The national anti-graft commission also found that in order to avoid lawsuits and disputes, the DG registered his wealth in the names of relatives instead of in his own name.
On August 19, a legal notice was sent to the government to dismiss Sudhangshu Shekhar Bhadra from the post of the director general of the country’s postal department, since he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina despite testing positive for Covid-19.
Barrister Md Humayun Kabir Pallab and Barrister Md Kausar, two lawyers of the Supreme Court, sent the notice.
It was sent by email to the chief secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, secretaries to the Home Affairs Ministry, Public Administration Ministry, Health Ministry, the director general of the health department, and the director of the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research.
he notice also requested the authorities concerned to form a probe committee to investigate the incident.