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12:00 AM, July 27, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 27, 2018

Tk 6 lakh bill for two windows, a door!

The contractor of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) has taken bill worth Tk six lakh after making only two windows and a door of Haziganj Government Primary School in Aditmari upazila while, in reality, only Tk 20,000 was spent for the work.

Contractor Iqbal Hossain Daud did this in unison with the local LGED official, school headmaster and school managing committee (SMC) president, alleged Anwar Hossain, a donor member of the school committee.

Upazila LGED official sources said, contractor Daud was given the work order to make 13 windows, eight doors and a ceiling of the school at a cost of Tk six lakh.

The contractor took the final bill against the work in the last week of June, although he made only two windows and one door, and the work is sub-standard, said Anwar.

The contractor did it easily as the school headmaster, SMC president and LGED official were given bribe money, he alleged.

Refuting the allegation of taking bribe from the contractor, SMC president Abdur Rashid said the contractor assured them that the rest of the work would be done according to the schedule in the current month.

School Headmaster Teacher Abdul Hamid said he does not know how the contractor took the final bill against the work because he did not give any approval letter to the contractor.

Contacted, the contractor said he didn't take the final bill against the school maintenance work from LGED.

Meanwhile, LGED's Aditmari Upazila Engineer Fazlul Haque said the contractor was given the final bill against the work following the approval letter signed by the school authority.

He also refuted the allegation of taking bribe from the contractor.

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