I was doing some research online to verify the news reported by the Daily Star on June 21, 2012 and came across the initial version of case details that is believed to be seen only on June 22, 2012. I was able to fetch the details from a public server, which can be downloaded from the following link:
>>>>> TRACE Compendium SNC LAVALIN <<<<<
Surprisingly, certain parts of this document appear to be removed by TRACE Compendium when you visit the official location here.
In the initial version, following names appeared under the “Entities/Individuals Involved” section:
- Syed Abul Hossain, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Owner of Sahco (Bangladesh)
- Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, former Secretary of the Bridges Division of the Communications Ministry, later Chairman of the Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority
- Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, MP
- Mujibur Rahman (“Nixon”) Chowdhury, Contractor, brother of Noor-E-Alam
- Nurul Haque, chairman of Sahco
- Ziaul Huq, managing director of Engineering and Planning Consultants Ltd (“CEP”), intermediary for SNC-Lavalin on the Padma project
- Rafiqul Islam, director of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project
- Abul Hasan Chowdhury, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, a relative of Ziaul Huq
- Ismail Hossain, Bangladeshi born Canadian citizen, Director of International Projects at SNC-Lavalin, Toronto
- Ramesh, Indian born Canadian citizen, former Vice President at SNC-Lavalin, Toronto
Omitting typos and incorrect information should be acceptable. However disappearance of 8 names from the list definitely raises my eye brows. I will try to get more details on this and update here should there be any other supporting documents.
For other researches to discover involvements of Bangladeshi officials or authorities, you may visit https://www.traceinternational2.org/compendium/