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13 arrested over Rooppur pillow scam

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:15 PM, 12 December 2019   Updated: 06:33 PM, 12 December 2019

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested 13 people including former Pabna Public Works Department Executive Engineer Masudul Alam for alleged corruption in the purchase of pillows and furniture at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Project.

They were arrested from the Capital’s Segunbagicha area on Thursday afternoon on four charges of corruption in the purchase of furniture and electronic goods.

ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the information. Deputy Director of the ACC Md. Nasir Uddin filed the case.

The other arrestees are Pabna Public Housing Division Deputy Assistant Engineer Md Jahidul Kabir, Deputy Divisional Engineers Md Shafiqul Islam, Ahmed Sazzad Khan, Mostafa Kamal, Estimator and Deputy Assistant Engineer Shumon Kumar Nandi, Assistant Engineers Md Tareque, Aminul Islam, Abu Syed, Rowshan Ali, Tahajjud Hossain, Majid and Sons owner Asif Hossain, and Sazin Construction Limited owner Md Shahadat Hossain.