Bangladesh's anti-corruption task force says more than 100 employees of a state-owned gas company have agreed to return 58 million dollars in illegally acquired assets to avoid being charged with corruption.
An agency official said Tuesday that employees of Titas Gas Distribution Company took kickbacks in return for false low meter readings and engaged in other illegal practices. The probe is part of a nationwide anti-graft campaign by the interim government to stamp out corruption before elections to be held before the end of the year.
The interim government, which came to power a year ago following months of political turmoil, has detained more than 150 politicians on corruption charges. Among them are two former prime ministers -- Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia -- as well as Ms. Zia's two sons.