The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has decided to file a case against an additional chief engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) for allegedly misappropriating Tk 7.2 lakh.
ACC's Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the decision of filing the case against the BWDB engineer, KM Humayun Kabir.
As a project director, Humayun allegedly showed employment of four guards and peons in the pilot project named “Dredging of River Systems in Bangladesh” (first phase) by falsely creating “four vacant posts”, said an ACC official.
Each of the fraudulent recruits were shown hired for Tk 10,000 a month, he said, adding, “This way, Humayun pocketed their salary of 18 months, worth Tk 7,20,000.”
Contacted, Humayun claimed that the allegations were false and fabricated.
“A group [of people] has long been attempting to harass me because I tried to save government property,” he added.
In 2010, the government undertook the Tk 1,445.51-crore pilot project of capital dredging to reinstate navigability of the country's river systems, control floods and ensure irrigation for croplands.