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HC seeks info from ACC on probe over WASA MD Taqsem

Published : 05 Dec 2022 09:20 PM | Updated : 06 Dec 2022 03:36 PM

The High Court has decided to deliver its verdict today on the writ challenging the validity of the appointment of Taqsem A Khan as managing director of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Dhaka WASA).

The higher court, however, sought information from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) about the probe regarding Taqsem A Khan.

ACC lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan has been asked to submit a report in this regard to the HC today.

The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat Lizu issued the order on Monday during the hearing of a writ petition that challenged the legality of the appointment of Taqsem A Khan.

The HC bench fixed 2:00pm today for further hearing on the petition.

During the hearing, Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan told the High Court that the ACC is conducting a probe into some issues involving Taqsem A Khan.

Taqsem’s lawyer Sayed Mahshib Hossain opposed the petition, saying another HC bench had earlier issued a rule on the issues. If the HC bench issues another rule, the respondents will be confused, the lawyer said.

Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman on Sunday (December 4) submitted the petition as a public interest litigation, saying Taqsem was appointed as Dhaka WASA MD through forgery as the marksheet of his viva voce for recruitment was tampered with.

In the petition, the lawyer sought an HC directive on the ACC and the government to conduct a probe into the allegations.

Seven people including Local Government and Rural Development Cooperatives Secretary, Public Administration Secretary were made respondents to the writ petition.

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