Law Minister Anisul Huq has said in order to regain the trust of Bangladesh, the World Bank has to take necessary measures.
Anisul said The World Bank can take action against its officials who brought false corruption allegations against Bangladesh.
While talking to reporters after inaugurating a training programme for district and sessions judges at Judicial Administration Training Institute in Dhaka, Huq also said, “We want the World Bank to remedy what it has done with Bangladesh about financing Padma bridge construction.”
“The World Bank has to apologise to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for its conduct and to the people who have become victims due to its false allegations,” Anisul added.
Anisul also said it was not mentioned in the agreement signed by Bangladesh and the World Bank that legal action can be taken against the World Bank if it cancels the loan.
“World Bank is not above the law,” Anisul added.
Regarding the High Court rule on formation of an enquiry commission to identify the people who made up “false stories” about a corruption conspiracy involving the Padma bridge project, Anisul said, “It will be fair if any observation comes from the High Court.”
The HC on February 15 issued a suo moto rule asking the government to explain in two weeks why it should not be directed to form an enquiry commission to identify the people who made up “false stories” about a corruption conspiracy involving the Padma bridge project.
In the rule, the court also asked the authorities to explain why they should not be ordered to bring those behind such stories to justice.