PDB’s line helper Saiful Islam stole lakhs of taka by pretending to be a contractor in Ishwarganj of Mymensingh.
After investigation, it is known that a few days ago, the line helper was transferred from Ishwarganj to Tangail due to irregularities. Even though he was transferred, his irregularities and corruption did not stop. Coming to Ishwarganj from his work place in Tangail, he is claiming millions of taka as a contractor. Saiful Islam is getting away with such irregularities with the help of the resident engineer.
It is known that SN Builders, an authorized contractor of BUBO, is working on the installation of 20 pole 11 KV ST line from Sridharpur in Ramgopalpur Union of Gouripur under the jurisdiction of Ishwarganj PDB office to Nawagaon. But Saiful, posing as a contractor to the locals, made a contract of two hundred and fifty thousand rupees and grabbed one hundred thousand taka out of earnest money. Although the work was done by SN Builders, Saiful Islam is harassing the locals by installing the pole as per his wish without design. In this regard, two victims of harassment have also filed a written complaint with the resident engineer.
On the surface it is known that the workers who are working on installing the poles do not have the contractor’s phone number but Saiful’s phone number is correct. When the news of the journalists’ presence reached Saiful, Saiful called his confidant Habibur Rahman and asked why the journalists had come.
When asked about this, line helper Saiful Islam said, I am sick and on vacation. I don’t know anything about the distance I went to that area.
While Saiful Islam denied it, Ishwarganj Upazila Resident Engineer Imtiaz Mamun admitted that he was the one who sent Saiful to that area. When asked about the information regarding the installation of ST line, he said “I do not have any information in this regard, contact the executive engineer”.
Executive Engineer Mofazzal Hossain said, the line is under the purview of APP, the work is being done as per government rules. He did not agree to give any more information except the application.