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6 ex-MDs, 16 others sent to jail in Barapukuria coal theft case

  • Published at 04:50 pm January 13th, 2021
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Police escort the accused off a court premises in Dinajpur on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

On July 24, 2018, a case had been filed over the disappearance of 144,644 tons of coal from the mine, which was worth Tk243.28 crore

A Dinajpur court has sent 22 people, including six former managing directors of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL), to jail in a case filed over theft of the mine's coal worth Tk243.28 crore.

Judge Mahmudul Karim, of the Dinajpur Special Judge Court, at a hearing in this regard on Wednesday morning, denied further bail extension to all 22 accused who were previously granted interim bail in the aforementioned case.

Among the accused are former managing director Habib Uddin Ahmed, former general manager Abu Taher Md Nuruzzaman Chowdhury and former deputy general manager AKM Khaledul Islam.

On July 22, 2019, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Deputy Director Shamsul Alam pressed charges against 23 former and incumbent officials and employees of the BCMCL.

BCMCL Manager (administration) Md Anisur Rahman on July 24, 2018, had filed the case against 19 officials of the company over the disappearance of 144,644 tons of coal from the mine, which was worth Tk243.28 crore.

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