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Rooppur pillow issue: HC waits for ministry’s action

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:12 PM, 21 July 2019   Updated: 06:14 PM, 21 July 2019

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The High Court is expected to see what measures the ministry will take against the 50 people accused in the investigation report of the Public Works Ministry on corruption in the residential project of Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant.

In addition, the court will take further action after observing the Public Works Ministry's action against the accused in the next two months.

The High Court Bench comprising Justice Tariqul Hakim and Justice Md. Srowardi made these comments.

Earlier, on July 2, the High Court issued a rule against those involved in corruption in the purchase of furniture at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant residential project.

The Rule sought to find out why the failure to maintain integrity and transparency of the concerned government officials in buying and lifting furniture would not be declared illegal and illegal.

The court also directed the concerned ministry’s inquiry committee to submit a report to the within the next two weeks.

The court asked the public ministry secretary, science and technology ministry secretary, public officials of Pabna and others to investigate and report on corruption.

Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon, the writ petitioner of the Supreme Court, sought the direction to form a judicial investigation committee to examine the unusual cost of buying and lifting of all home items from furniture to pillows.

Earlier, on May 16, reports of various media were published regarding irregularities and financial corruption in buying and lifting of all essential items of the Green City housing of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project. Later, the lawyer filed a writ petition in the high court seeking a judicial inquiry into the incident.