The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday sought information on six managing directors of the companies under the state-run Petrobangla in connection with its inquiry against Petrobangla Chairman Md Hossain Monsur on charge of acquiring illegal wealth.
ACC Deputy Director Ahsan Ali served a letter to the Petrobangla chairman asking him to submit certified photocopies of the documents on whether there were any inquiry conducted against six managing directors of Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Limited MD Nurul Absar, Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited MD engineer M Nowshad Islam, Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited Meer Mohammad Abdul Matin, Sundarban Gas Company Limited MD M Nurul Islam, Sylhet Gas Fields Limited MD engineer M Tofazzal Hossain, and Barapukuria Coal Mine Company MD M Aminuzzaman.
The ACC also asked the Petrobangla chairman to submit investigation reports, if any, on those six managing directors by March 25 to the ACC headquarters.
ACC earlier on March 10 asked the Petrobangla chairman to submit documents including lists of appointments, all tender documents and lists of contractual works made in the last four years.
The companies, however, are yet to provide any information to the ACC even after the deadline was over on March 16.
After specific allegations, the ACC on March 9 assigned its deputy director to inquire into alleged involvement of Petrobangla chairman in accumulating illegal wealth through appointments in 13 of its companies violating rules.
The allegation said the chairman in connivance with some of his associates appointed a good number of employees violating the rules of the company.
Meanwhile, Petrobangla Chairman MD Hussain Monsur served a legal notice on the Daily Jugantor asking it to compensate him Tk100 crore and publish an erratum on his newspaper seeking apology for running false news on him.
Barrister Ashraf Uddin Bhuiyan served the legal notice on behalf of the Petrobangla chairman. The legal notice made the daily’s acting editor Saiful Islam, Publisher Salma Islam, the reporter concerned and chairman/managing director of the Jamuna Printing and Publishing Limited respondents.
The notice said the newspaper published seven false and defamatory articles terming Md Hussain Monsur a corrupt person. The newspaper published the news item in a bid to malign the image of Monsur, the notice reads.