HC orders to form commission to find conspirators of Padma Bridge...

HC orders to form commission to find conspirators of Padma Bridge

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:40 PM, 28 June 2022   Updated: 06:02 PM, 28 June 2022

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The High Court has directed to form of a commission to find out the conspirators, who made up false stories over corruption involving the Padma Bridge project.

A bench of the High Court comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order after hearing a rule issued in the matter. Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik stood for the state in the court today. 

On 15 February 2017, the High Court issued the rule asking the government to reply in two weeks as to why it shall not direct to form an inquiry committee or commission. 

The then HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah had issued the rule on a suo muto move following media reports, citing a Canadian court's decision to acquit all the three accused of corruption conspiracy.

The World Bank, the main financier of the project, raised the allegation in 2011 and eventually withdrew the project. Later, Canadian police sued some top officials of SNC-Lavalin, a Canadian construction firm.