ACC grills ex-MD of Barapukuria
Kabir Humayun: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) quizzed Khorshedul Hasan, a former managing director of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL), over the ‘disappearance of coal’ from the coalmine.
ACC Deputy Director Shamsul Alam grilled the former MD yesterday morning in Dhaka, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told The Daily Star.
Following the disappearance of the coal from the mine, Barapukuria coalmine’s Manager (administration) Mohammad Anisur Rahman filed a case against 19 officials on July 27.
The ACC, on July 30, sent a letter to the Immigration Police, asking it not to allow the accused to leave the country.
Around 1.42 lakh tonnes of coal, worth about Tk 227 crore, mysteriously disappeared from the BCMCL yard.
The 525MW Barapukuria power plant, the single largest buyer of the mine’s coal, had to be shut down indefinitely as it did not have any fuel.
The plants contribution to the national grid was lost and many in the northern region were getting poor power supply.
On July 23, the ACC began probing the coal going missing from the Barapukuria mine.