HC wants progress report on Padma inquiry

The High Court today directed the government to submit a report before it on progress about formation of an inquiry commission to identify the “culprits who made up false stories” about a corruption conspiracy involving the Padma bridge project.

Home secretary and cabinet secretary will have to submit the progress report before the HC by May 7, according to the court order.

The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order during hearing a suo moto rule issued by this court on February 15.

The home secretary and the cabinet secretary sought eight weeks from the court for formation of the enquiry commission or committee.

Deputy Attorney General Tapos Kumar Biswas on behalf of home and cabinet secretaries placed the time petition.

Source: The Daily Star

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