ACC spots 3,000 more errant buildingsAhammad Foyez
A special probe team of the Anti-Corruption Commission spotted 3,000 more buildings in the city approved by certain Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha officials in exchange of bribe, an ACC official said.
With the first lot of 5,000 such buildings detected about one month ago, the total number of such irregularly approved structures in the city now stands at 8,000, he said.
The ACC official said certain Rajuk officials approved the designs of the buildings flouting the rules by taking mammoth bribes from developers and house-owners.
The official said the probe team had already submitted some recommendations to the commission and the Rajuk authorities for taking a joint move against these faulty buildings. The recommendations include constituting a special team comprising ACC and Rajuk
officials to demolish the risky buildings and realising fines from the building owners.
Thousands of buildings have been constructed in the city flouting the building code which does not allow construction of any high-rise without a road of at least eight feet and three inches width, he said.
The official said the probe team also found that some developers constructed high-rise buildings ignoring the approved designs.
The commission instituted the three-member team led by ACC deputy director SM Sahidur Rahman to find out institutional corruption in Rajuk.
The team also comprised ACC deputy assistant directors Rafi Nazmus Sadat and Muzibur Rahman.
The team reviewed the documents of 1,500 buildings having faulty designs and inspected at least 200 of them, the official said.
It found 2,000 residential buildings were being used for commercial purposes, he said, adding that the inquiry into commercial use of residential buildings was in progress.
Earlier on December 29, Rajuk board member (planning) Sheikh Abdul Mannan told New Age that Rajuk and the ACC would work together in curbing corruption in the city planning authority.
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