Greater Mymensingh project irregularities and corruption

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KM Abdul Majeed

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Eati Akter

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The purchase of the project, recruitment of manpower, fake bill vouchers at the expense of contingency money, taking BPS from the GIO of the approval fund outside the DPP with a large amount of bribes have been alleged. Against M Salam and former PD Nazrul Islam. According to sources, this project of Tk 3,300 crore will be completed in 2024. The former project director of this project. M. Salam is the present Additional Chief Engineer. PRL is very important. He has digested huge amount of money through commission, contingency money, bogus bill vouchers in project purchases. Sources also said that they are collecting money at the rate of 5-10 percent of the estimated approval of roads, bridges and other development works. Similarly, the fund used to sell JIO at a rate of 5-10 percent. Sources also said that Sam Salam appointed the manpower himself without considering the outsourcing company NKSS for the recruitment of the project. Assistant Engineer 3 Lakhs, Deputy Assistant Engineer 2 Lakhs took a bribe of several crores. Jio, Steam Authorization, Purchases, Assistant Engineer Farid Cashier. Farid used to collect all the bribe money from all areas, PD and he used to share it. Sam Salam’s corruption does not end here. While he was the executive engineer of Barisal, he cheated about 100 crore rupees. By taking bribes at the rate of 15 to 20 percent, they distributed the tender work to the contractors. Mymensingh took up the posting after getting the promotion of Superintending Engineer. There was a fear of transfer of employees. He would have been transferred if he had not been bribed. In this way he used to earn lakhs of taka every month illegally. According to sources, in the same sequence, PD Nazrul Islam, who has just retired, got involved in corruption with the help of Assistant Engineer Farid. Nazrul Islam purchased 6 road rollers at a much higher price than the actual price. Farid and PD Nazrul shared the extra money. The rollers are supposed to be in the project area but one in Faridpur and one in Pabna. The audit objected due to roller pricing and distribution issues. Later, he settled it with a large bribe. According to sources, Farid and Nazrul Islam approved the scheme of about hundred crore rupees outside DPP with huge commission. After revising the project, those roads, bridges, revised DPP included. A contractor in Mymensingh, on condition of anonymity, said that PD Nazrul himself used to do the contracting business anonymously. He arranged to pay his bills to the executive engineer by completing the tasks of his anonymous firm. Their wealth: The statistics of Sam Nazrul Islam and Farid’s wealth are very long. Sam Salam: Sam Salam bought two flats in Dhaka and land in his own area in the name of his wife and mother-in-law worth several crores of rupees with illegal money. In Barisal city, there is a 6-storey modern model house, an expensive car, 2 crore FDRs in various banks in the name of wife and children. Nazrul Islam: He has two flats in Japan Garden City, and has occupied nearly 50 bighas of forest land in his area. There is a developer company. Faridur Rahman: He bought a black premium car in Dhanmondi with bribe money. The probe is on irregularities, corruption and assets of DPD Sabur Ahmed in the RTIP project. At the same time, the report on the corruption of LGED press manager Mosharraf Hossain will be published in the next issue. Accounts of corruption, ill-gotten wealth of lakhs of rupees in the name of paper, ink, plate and maytens used by the press will also be revealed.

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