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Rubel Rana

Published:
2018-07-25 15:24:21 BdST

Barapukuria coal mine admin files case against 19


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Barapukuria coal mine manager (administration) has filed a case against nineteen officials of the mining company in connection with the 'disappearance of coal' from the mine yard.

The manager of the coal mine, Mohammad Anisur Rahman, filed the case with Parbatipur Model Police Station in Dinajpur district on Tuesday night, said Habibul Haq, officer-in-charge of the police station.

Mr Rahman accused the officials including its erstwhile managing director Habib Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director, Abul Quasem Prothania, general manager, ATM Nuruzzaman Chowdhury and deputy general manager (store) Khaledul Islam.

Earlier on July 23, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) formed a three-member probe committee to look into the 'disappearance of coal' from Barapukuria coal mine.

According to an ACC unofficial note, Managing Director of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL) Habib Uddin Ahmed and others allegedly sold 0.11 million tonnes of coal and embezzled Tk 2.00 billion.

Officials said the shortage of coal came to their notice a few days back when a team from Power Development Board visited the coal mine and found that there was no adequate reserve of coal in the yard of the mine.

Petrobangla top officials identified inconsistency in the coal reserve at the coal mine yard.

As per the official investigation, the stock was found to have a shortage of 148,000 tonnes of coal and finally, Petrobangla has formed a three-member inquiry committee, headed by its director (mining) Quamruzzaman, to investigate the issue of the coal shortage and suspended a number of the BCMCL officials.

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