HC seeks inquiry report on procurement at Rooppur nuclear power plant
02:19 PM, May 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:46 PM, May 20, 2019

HC seeks inquiry report on procurement at Rooppur plant

The High Court today sought the inquiry reports of Ministry of Housing and Public Works over the alleged irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household products for officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

Also read: Writ seeks judicial inquiry into Rooppur ‘graft’

The court asked the attorney general’s office to collect the investigation reports from the committees formed by the housing ministry and to submit those before it by June 23.

The HC bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi passed the order following a writ petition filed seeking its directive on the government to form a judicial committee to inquire into the allegations.

During the hearing, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today opposed the writ petition saying that the housing ministry already formed two separate inquiry committees to conduct the inquiry into the reported irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household products for Rooppur plant’s officials and employees.

At this stage, the HC should not interfere in the matter, the attorney general said.   

Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Sayedul Haque Suman filed the writ petition with the High Court yesterday bringing allegation that excessive amount of money has reportedly been spent for purchasing furniture, pillows, and other items for the officials and employees of Rooppur plant. The salaries fixed for them are also unusual, he said in the petition.

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