The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday grilled the director of a company over alleged graft in mask and PPE procurement for the health ministry to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
An enquiry team led by ACC director Mir Md Zainul Abedin Shebly grilled MediTech Imaging Ltd director Humayan Kabir at the ACC headquarters, ACC sources said.
The anti-graft agency also summoned Lexicon Merchandiser and Technocrat Ltd owner Motazzerul Islam Mithu to appear before the commission on the day but he was absent and sent his lawyer on behalf.
Mithu, the alleged ringleader of a syndicate responsible for irregularities in the health sector, is now staying at the United States for treatment, his lawyer told journalists.
The commission, as part of its investigation, already interrogated JMI Hospital Requisite Manufacturing Ltd chairman Md Abdur Razzaq, Toma Construction coordinator (medical team) Motiur Rahman, and Elan Corporation Ltd chairman and managing director Aminul Islam Amin.
The commission on July 01 issued summon notices for aforementioned individuals to appear before the ACC and express their views about the graft incidents in supplying medical products to the health department.
The notice noted that a vested quarter, in collusion with some officials of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Directorate General of Health Services, accumulated a huge amount of wealth in the name of supplying substandard medical products to government health facilities.