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Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

One hundred and twenty-eight officials and employees of the Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited have reportedly agreed to hand over to the government their property worth about Tk 400 crore earned through corruption.

The assurance was given in writing to the special task force the national coordination committee on serious crimes and corruption assigned to look after the activities of the company.

The task force opened its office on the first floor of the company’s headquarters at Kawran Bazar on October 25, 2007. The task force chief, Lieutenant Colonel ATM Hasan Ahmed, said they were interviewing 15 officials and employees of the company on an average a day.

Sources in the task force said they had so far interviewed 209 employees and 79 officials. One hundred and eighteen employees submitted their wealth statements of which 10 were sent to the Anti-Corruption Commission.

The statements of 10 officials were also sent to the commission, the sources said. The list included the names of four former managing directors and two deputy managing directors, the sources said.

The task force has so far listed about 1,000 officials and employees for their alleged involvement in corruption and 175 of them have already been transferred out of Dhaka.

The transferred employees included CBA leaders AKM Fazlul Haque, Shahanoor Hossain, Bachchu Sheikh, Gafur Patwary, Shah Alam, Zulfiquar Matin, Abe Kawsar, Tofail Ahmed Chowdhury, Rustom Ali, Mohammad Ali and Motaleb Howlader.

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