Padma Bridge 'graft conspiracy': Govt gets time till Oct 30 to form commission
The High Court today (October 16, 2022) gave time till October 30 to the government to form a commission to identify people who made up false stories about corruption involving the Padma Bridge project and to submit a compliance report to this effect.
The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat Lizu passed the order during hearing a suomuto (voluntary) rule on this issue.
On June 28, the HC bench led by Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder ordered the government to form a commission in 30 days to identify people who made up the false stories about corruption of the bridge project.
The authorities concerned had also been directed to submit a report in two months after receiving its order.
Today, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik sought time from the HC bench for complying with its June 28 order.
Lawyer Abdun Nur Dulal appeared for Bangladesh Bridge Authority while senior lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the Anti-Corruption Commission during hearing of the rule today.