BSS-48 Two REB engineers caught while taking bribe in Lalmonirhat

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Two REB engineers caught while taking bribe in Lalmonirhat

RANGPUR, July 26, 2018 (BSS) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today arrested two engineers of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (REB) from Lalmonirhat district while receiving Taka 40,000 in cash as bribe from a contractor.

“We arrested Executive Engineer Mominur Rahman and Assistant Engineer Jahirul Islam of BREB’s Kurigram office from a roadside tea stall at Barobari Bazar in Sadar upazila of Lalmonirhat district,” said Deputy Director of Rangpur District Combined Office of ACC Mozahar Ali Sarder.

“We arrested the two engineers red-handed with Taka 40,000 in cash they just received from a contractor of BREB and also seized Taka one-lakh from inside their vehicle there,” he said.

A special ACC team from its Rangpur District Combined Office went to Barobari and nabbed the two BREB engineers during a surprise raid there while they were receiving the money inside the tea stall as bribe.

Deputy Director of Rangpur District Combined Office of ACC Mozahar Ali Sarder supervised the raid.

Assistant Directors of Rangpur District Combined Office of ACC Atiqur Rahman and Jahangir Alam also took part in the drive.

“After primary interrogation, we are preparing to file a case against the arrested persons before handing them over to Lalmonirhat Sadar Thana police tonight,” ACC’s Assistant Director Atiqur Rahman told.

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