The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday interrogated a former deputy secretary of the Housing and Public Works Ministry in connection with the allegation of causing a loss of Tk 15 crore to the government by allocating plots to journalists, violating rules.
ACC deputy director and investigation officer Jatan Kumar Roy questioned former deputy secretary Benjamin Ahmed for nearly two and half hours from 9:30 am at the ACC head office, official sources said.
“Benjamin Ahmed was involved in the process of plot allocation. He issued many notes in this regard. So, he was questioned today (Monday) to know how the plots were allocated,” Jatan Kumar Roy told.
On March 6, 2014, the ACC filed a case against four people, including former state minister for housing and public works Alamgir Kabir, in connection with their involvement with the allegation of plot allocation to journalists, violating the rules.
The ACC has already interrogated a number of people, including Alamgir Kabir and former National Housing Authority chairman Golam Nabi, in connection with alleged irregularities.