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ACC sues Khoka, 7 others

ALLOCATING DCC SHOPS ILLEGALLY

ACC sues Khoka, 7 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today sued former Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and seven officials of DCC for allocating shops through forgery. ACC Assistant Director Mohammad Mahbubul Alam filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station. In the first information report (FIR), Alam said during his tenure, Khoka, also a vice-chairman of BNP, built...

Amassing Illegal Wealth

ACC sues AL MP, 2 ex-state ministers

ACC sues AL MP, 2 ex-state ministers

After probing for about seven months, the Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday sued an incumbent lawmaker and two former state ministers for amassing wealth illegally.  Awami League legislator Abdur Rahman Bodi, former state minister for water resources Mahbubur Rahman and ex-state minister for housing and public works Abdul Mannan Khan have been accused of concealing wealth...

ILLEGAL WEALTH ACCUMULATION

ACC sues MP Bodi, ex-state ministers Mannan, Mahbubur

ACC sues MP Bodi, ex-state ministers Mannan, Mahbubur

The Anti-Corruption Commission today sued an incumbent lawmaker and two former state ministers on charges of amassing illegal wealth. The accused are Awami League’s Cox’s Bazar-4 lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi and former state minister for water resources Mahbubur Rahman and state minister for housing and public works Abdul Mannan Khan. ACC Deputy Directors Khairul Huda, Nasir Uddin and Abdus Subhan filed separate cases with the Ramna Police Station in Dhaka around 4:00pm, Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, media and public relations officer of the anti-graft body, told reporters. The ACC decided to sue the trio after getting evidence against them during its investigation that began on January 22. The wealth statements submitted before the ninth...

STRAIGHT LINE

The unusual resolution

IN a time and clime wherein speedy disposal of public affairs, particularly conflict resolution, is not a virtue, the news of the disposal of twenty cases within four to ten days by a recently retiring senior judge should have been welcome news to all. Unfortunately, however, the saying “justice hurried is justice buried” appears to be uncomfortably credible according to reports emanating from authoritative sources. Media reports have it that the chief justice has decided to take action against a...

STRAIGHT LINE

Those manipulative mandarins

TO what an abominable low a section of our public servants has stooped is unfortunately depicted by the following lead news report: “Child War heroes rule govt. jobs! Government revokes certificates of 35; 300 others are under scanner.” The matter relates to the government's recent revoking of freedom fighters certificates of 35 public servants who had obtained them through forgery over the past few years. The compounding shame is that the Liberation War Affairs Ministry is investigating 300 government...

Finally, Rana on ACC charge sheet

Finally, Rana on ACC charge sheet

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has finally included Sohel Rana in the charge sheet of the case filed for erecting Rana Plaza violating building code. The ACC today approved the charge sheet of the case field on June 15 with Savar police station bringing allegation that the accused in league with each other had built Rana Plaza violating Bangladesh National Building Code that collapsed last year killing at least 1,135 people. Rana was not included in the case which was filed against Savar municipal mayor, Rana's parents and 14 others. "During investigation, several of the accused stated that Rana had exercised influence for constructing the faulty building and setting up garment factories illegally...

Tk 134 crore vanishes

Tk 134 crore vanishes

The Anti-Corruption Commission has found evidence of embezzlement of Tk 62 crore from the account of a client of Premier Bank's Bangshal branch, say officials. The client, Khalilur Rahman, has claimed that bank's then vice chairman BH Haroon, also an Awami League lawmaker from Jhalakathi, stole Tk 134 crore from his account in 2008 in collusion with some bank officials. “We have run an enquiry and found that around Tk 62 crore was embezzled through cheque fraud. Bank officials were involved in the scam,” ACC Chairman M Bodiuzzaman told The Daily Star. The ACC has initiated the process of filing a lawsuit, he said. Khalilur and Haroon are from the same area in...

SC scrubs acquital of Mir Nasir, son

SC scrubs acquital of Mir Nasir, son

The Supreme Court today scrapped two High Court verdicts that acquitted former state minister Mir Mohammad Nasiruddin and his son Mir Helal Uddin in two separate corruption cases. A trial court in 2007 had sentenced Nasiruddin to 13 years’ imprisonment and Helal to three years’ imprisonment in the cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission. The Appellate Division of the SC also asked the HC to hold further hearing and dispose of the appeals filed by Nasiruddin and Helal challenging the lower court judgments against them. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain passed the order after hearing two separate leave-to-appeal petitions by the ACC. The ground...

BUILDING CODE VIOLATION AT RANA PLAZA

ACC sues Savar mayor, 16 others

ACC sues Savar mayor, 16 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission today sued the Savar municipal mayor and 16 others for allowing the construction of Rana Plaza in violation of the National Building Code. It however spared Sohel Rana, owner of the building, which collapsed more than a year ago killing over 1,135 people in Savar on the outskirts of the capital,...

Building Code Violation at Rana Plaza

ACC to sue Savar mayor, 16 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday gave the approval for suing the mayor of Savar Municipality and 16 others for allowing the construction of Rana Plaza in violation of the National Building Code. The ACC probe found that the nine-storey Rana Plaza, which collapsed on April 24 last year killing at least 1,135 people at Savar on the outskirts of the capital, was not approved by the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) though obtaining the approval was mandatory. ACC Director Wing Commander Tahidul Islam...

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