3 engineers suspended for ‘fair probe into haor embankment graft’
03:55 PM, May 02, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:58 PM, May 02, 2017

‘Haor embankment graft’: 3 WDB engrs suspended

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Government today suspended three engineers of Water Development Board over the allegation of corruption in building embankments in the haor belt.

Abdul Hai, chief engineer (Sylhet), Nurul Islam Sarkar, a superintendent engineer (Sylhet) and Afsar Uddin, an executive engineer (Sunamganj) will remain suspended until the end of the investigation,  Jafor Ahmed Khan, a senior secretary of Ministry of Water Resources, told The Daily Star this afternoon.

The decision was made so that the officials involved with the alleged corruption will not be able to influence the investigation, the senior secretary said.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on April 13 formed a committee to look into whether there were any irregularities and corruption in building embankments in the haor zone.

Earlier, executive engineer Afsar Uddin was withdrawn for his alleged involvement in the corruption of repair work of an embankment.

After flashfloods washed way thousands of hectares of land in the Haor areas, farmers raised allegation that WDB did not repair dams in time.

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