Bangladesh Army Siphoned US $20 Million Dollars to Buy 200 TATA Hexa Sports Utility Vehicles
Bangladesh Army has down selected all-wheel drive TATA Hexa Sports Utility Vehicles manufactured by Indian TATA motors without competition learned GDC quoting the Hindu newspaper. The retail price of a TATA Hexa sports utility vehicle is US $25,560 dollars.
Tata Motors Head International Business (Passenger Vehicles) Sujan Roy said in a statement that the company has won the $20 million dollars contract to supply 200 for the all-wheel drive version of the Hexa model.
Bangladesh Army procured 2.2-litre Varicor 400 diesel variant that churns out 156 PS and 400 Nm of torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual as well as 6-speed automatic transmission options.
Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique who is related to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and security adviser who has effective control over the country's armed forces and intelligence agencies, has been running private businesses through Prochhya Ltd has been the sole subcontractor of the TATA Hexa deal reports local media. Bangladesh Army notably paid four times the retail price of a TATA Hexa Sports Utility Vehicles.
Previously Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's security adviser, Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique was accused of using state security agency DGFI to abduct three men in business dispute.
In a report published in 2017, Human Rights Watch found that at least 90 people were abducted in 2016 by DGFI controled by Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique in the South Asian nation.
The DGDP, the procurement department of Bangladesh military was responsible for transferring $20 million dollars funds to the private company Prochhya Ltd owned by Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique.
At the critical moments of conflict with Myanmar, the Bangladesh military failed resist cross border raids by Myanmar due to lack of meaningful firepower to defend the country against Myanmar's aggression whilst Bangladesh military continues to siphoning billions of dollars to buy luxury goods from India and aboard cites local media.