The High Court on Tuesday turned down the bail plea of Md Mostafa Kamal, Deputy-Divisional engineer (Civil) of Public Works Department, in three cases filed over graft in purchasing furniture and other household products for the officials and employees of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
The HC also issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the engineer should not be granted bail in three graft cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and asked the authorities to respond to the rule within three weeks.
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order.
Advocate Md Humayun Kabir stood for the bail petitioner while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin moved for the state.
In December last year ACC filed three cases on charge of Tk 169 crore irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household products for the officials and employees of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
A number of PWD engineers including Md Mostafa were made accused in the cases.
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