Court sends 13 to jail for pillow scam
Court Correspondent :
The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka yesterday sentÂ 13 officials of Public Works Department (PWD) including its former Chief Engineer Masudul Alam over the corruption allegation at the Green City Residential Project in the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, known as pillow scam.
Magistrate Nivana Khair Jessy of the CMM Court passed the order after hearing both sides on Thursday.
A team of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested them in the capital on Thursday.
The accused are Engineer Masudul Alam, Deputy Assistant Engineer Md Zahidul Kabir, Md Shafiqul Islam, Sumon Kumar Nandi, Abu Sayeed, Md Rawshan Ali, Sub-Division Engineer Md Mostafa Kamal, Ahmed Sazzad Khan, Md Tahajjud Hossain, Assistant Engineer Md Tareq Khan, Md Aminul Islam, Contractor Asif Hossain and Shahadat Hossain.
Earlier, ACC filed four separate cases over the corruption allegation in the project. A total of Taka 31 crore 25 lakh was allegedly embezzled according to the four cases.