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Haor disaster: Punishment must if irregularities found

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2017-04-21 6:14:02 PM     ||     Updated: 2017-04-22 11:29:08 AM

Staff Correspondent: Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said disciplinary measures must be taken against the responsible people if irregularities or negligence are found over haor disaster.

In reply to a question, he told this in a press conference at AL President's office in city's Dhanmondi on Friday noon.

He said a barrage was constructed to prevent the flow from northern area in haor region. We heard some defects in the construction work. The responsible person has already been removed from the duty. A departmental probe is ongoing to investigate into the matter. Alongside, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is also conducting a probe into the matter. If any negligence or irregularities are found, the responsible people must face legal punishment."

AL organising secretaries Ahmed Hossain and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Information and Research Secretary Advocate Afzal Hossain, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Agriculture and Cooperative Secretary Faridunnahar Laily and Health Affairs Secretary Dr Rokeya Sultana, among others, were present during the press conference.

risingbd/Dhaka/April 21, 2017/Nripen/A K Azad