2 Titas Gas employees jailed for 5 yrs for taking bribes

A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced two employees of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited to five years imprisonment for taking Taka 9,000 as bribes, reports BSS.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Court-4 pronounced the verdict against deputy assistance director of Demra Titas Gas office Md Kamruzzaman Sarkar and technician Md Abdur Rahim.

The court also fined them Taka 25,000 each, in default, they will have to serve three months more in jail.

According to the case statement, on June 14, 2007, Kamruzzaman Sarkar took Taka 2,000 from an official of Nippon Sweaters Ltd of Dakkhin Khan in giving gas line connection, while Rahim took Taka 7,000.

But, while taking another Taka 6,000 as bribes, they were caught red-handed.

A case was filed against them with Dakkhin Khan Police Station to this end.

On May 8 in 2009, assistant director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Md Zahin Hossain submitted a chargesheet against the duo.