Sixteen officials of the Ministry of Housing and Public Works have been suspended for their involvement in graft while purchasing furniture and other household items for Green City housing project under Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Project.
The ministry issued an order recently in this regard.
The action came hours after Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim told a press conference that two probe committees have found the involvement of 34 government officials in irregularities in purchasing the goods.
Thirty of the officials are from the housing and public works ministry while the remaining four are from the science and technology ministry, he said.
The minister said it had been decided to file departmental cases against 16 officials of the housing and public works ministry after suspending them, and necessary legal action, including filing of departmental cases, would be taken against 10 ministry officials.
Rest four officials, one is on retirement while three others are enjoying PRL, he said, adding that different action would be taken against them.