Rooppur Housing Project
HC seeks inquiry report on corruption at Rooppur plant
Published: 03:47 PM, 20 May 2019 Updated: 06:22 PM, 20 May 2019
The High Court has ordered to submit the inquiry report of two committees of Ministry of Housing and Public Works to investigate allegations of corruption against the Green City housing project at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
On Monday, the High Court bench comprising Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md. Suhrawardy passed the order.
Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon was in the hearing on behalf of the court writ. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam was present for the state.
Earlier, on May 19, a writ petition filed by Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon with the High Court seeking a judicial inquiry on corruption in Green City housing project at Rooppur nuclear power plant.
In the writ, Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and six others have been made defendants.
ACC to inquire the purchase of furniture at an unusual price for 110 flats of the Green City project of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. In order to inquire about the incident from the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, the Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department has been directed to form a committee.
In the inquiry of the ministry, if the allegation of corruption is proved, the ACC will be given the investigation report for taking departmental and legal action against the accused.
During the hearing, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam opposed the writ petition saying that the housing ministry already formed two separate inquiry committees to conduct the inquiry into the reported irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household products for Rooppur plant’s officials and employees.
At this stage, the HC should not interfere in the matter, the attorney general said.
In the country’s first nuclear power plant, Green City project is being discussed and criticized all over the country for purchasing furniture and utility material of 110 flat buildings of 20 and 16 storey buildings at a high cost.