ACC seeks info from Petrobangla over alleged graft
The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday asked the authorities of Petrobangla to provide necessary documents over alleged irregularities in recruitment and underhand dealings occurred in the state-run company.
ACC Deputy Director Ahsan Ali issued the notice as part of an investigation launched on March 9 against Petrobangla Chairman Md Hossain Monsur and 13 managing directors of its associate companies.
The ACC opened the probe over allegations that Mansur and the 13 MDs took bribe for recruiting employees in Petrobangla and supplying gas illegally over the last five years, another official said.
The official, however, did not disclose how many people were recruited through bribe and how much money was taken as bribe.
"We found allegations and after the investigation we will be able to ascertain what has happened," he added.
The anti-graft watchdog asked for documents involving six MDs initially, while the rest will be investigated later, the official said.
The six MDs are from Bangladesh Gas Fields Company,
Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company, Karna-phuli Gas Distribution Company, Sundarban Gas Company, Sylhet Gas Fields, and Barapukuria Coal Mining Company.