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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,...

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...

ACC to sue 17 for Rana Plaza collapse

ACC to sue 17 for Rana Plaza collapse

The Anti-Corruption Commission will file a case against Savar Municipal Mayor Md Refatullah and 16 others for allowing construction of Rana Plaza building violating national building code. The ACC approved the filing of the case more than a year after the collapse of the building that killed at least 1,135 people, mostly readymade garment...

ACC to probe subpar crest scam

ACC to probe subpar crest scam

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has decided to probe the alleged irregularities in making and purchasing of subpar shields awarded to foreign friends and organisations for contributions to the country's Liberation War of 1971, the ACC chief said today. ACC Chairman M Badiuzzaman disclosed it during the commission’s regular meeting at its Segunbagicha office in the...

ACC okays charge sheets in 14 Sonali loan scam cases

ACC okays charge sheets in 14 Sonali loan scam cases

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today approved charge sheets in 14 cases against 12 people, including 11 officials of Sonali Bank, for allegedly swindling the state-owned bank. The approval came at a regular meeting of the commission, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told the news agency. The charge sheets will be filed with court...

ACC commissioner raises questions about TIB activities

Referring to a recent report by Transparency International deeming the Anti-Corruption Commission ineffective, an ACC commissioner yesterday expressed doubts about transparency of the international corruption watchdog's Bangladesh chapter. "They [TIB] work with foreign fund. How much of it they spend on research?" ACC Commissioner Md Shahabuddin said while speaking at a function organised at Shilpakala Academy in the capital to award the best metropolitan, district and upazila-level corruption prevention committees. "A time will come when we will not hesitate to unmask...

ACC welcomed to probe TIB operation

ACC welcomed to probe TIB operation

A day after a commissioner of the country's anti-graft watchdog questioned the transparency of Transparency International Bangladesh, a TIB top official today welcomed any move to probe the Bangladesh chapter of the international corruption monitor. "If the ACC wants to unmask any of our activities, they can start probing today. Even they can file cases," said Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of TIB. "But I would like to tell them to think twice if they do it with an intention to harass us," he added. He was addressing a seminar at a hotel in the capital this...

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