RNPP procurement scam: Bail of contractor stayed

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday stayed a High Court order that had granted bail to a contractor Asif Hossain in a case filed for graft in purchasing furniture and other household products for the officials and employees of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

Appellate Division bench led by the Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain stayed the bail order until November 8.

Advocate Fida M Kamal stood for the accused while advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Earlier on Oct 21 the HC granted bail to Asif Hossain while ACC filed an appeal challenging the bail order.

ACC filed the case on December 12 last year. Asif has been in jail since then.

According to the case statement, Asif amassed around Tk 7.48 crore from the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project.

Reports published in different newspapers said excess money was spent on buying furniture, pillows and other items for Green City Housing Palli where officials and employees of Rooppur Power Plant will reside.

A pillow cost was shown around Tk 5,957 while lifting a kettle to the building cost was shown Tk 3,000.

Source: United News of Bangladesh