The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has submitted charge sheet against 24 senior officials of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd, including seven former managing directors, for embezzling more than Tk243 crore.
The allegation in short states that the accused collaborated to embezzle Tk243,28,82,000 between January 2016 to July 19, 2018. The cash is the value of the huge amount of coal that was claimed last year to be missing from the Barapukuria Coal Mining Plant.
At that time it was claimed that the plant was falling short of 1,43,727.92 tonnes of coal.
The list of accused includes former managing directors Md Mahbubur Rahman, Md Abdul Aziz Khan, Engr Khurshidul Islam, Engr Qamruzzaman, Md Aminuzzaman, Engr SM Nurul Awrangazeb and Engr Habib Uddin Ahmed, who is also the former general manager of Department of Mine Operation. Others on the list are Md Shariful Alam, former General Manager of Administration; Md Abul Kashem Pradhanio, former General Manager of Administration; Abu Taher Md Nur-uz-Zaman Chowdhury, former general manager of Department of Mine Operation; Masudur Rahman Hawladar, manager of Security Branch; Md Arifur Rahman, manager of Maintenance and Operation; Syed Iman Hasan, manager of Security Branch; Md Khalilur Rahman, deputy-manager of Department of Coal Handling Management; Md Morsheduzzaman, deputy-manager of Maintenance and Operation; Md Habibur Rahman, deputy-manager of Production Management; Md Jahedur Rahman, deputy-manager of Mine Development; Satyendra Nath Barman, Assistant Manager of Ventilation Management; Md Moniruzzaman, Assistant Manager of PM; Md Shoebur Rahman, manager of Coal Handling Management; AKM Khaledul Islam, deputy-general manager of Store Department; Ashok Kumar Haldar, manager of Production Management; Md Zobayer Ali, deputy-general manager of Mine Planning and Development.