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9 cops questioned over seized gold embezzlement

9 cops questioned over seized gold embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today questioned nine policemen including two assistant commissioners as witnesses in connection with the embezzlement of 165 gold bars seized from the capital in mid-march. ACC Deputy Director Jatan Kumar Roy questioned the lawmen for around seven hours from 9:30am at the anti-graft watchdog’s Segunbagicha head office in Dhaka. The outcome...

ZIA ORPHANAGE, CHARITABLE TRUST GRAFT CASES

Trial begins in Khaleda’s absence

Trial begins in Khaleda’s absence

Trial in two corruption cases against Khaleda Zia -- Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases -- began today through the recording of the deposition of a witness in the BNP Chairperson's absence. Partial deposition of plaintiff Harun-ur-Rashid, deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), was recorded at Judge Bashudeb Roy of Special...

FF certificates of 4 secretaries revoked

FF certificates of 4 secretaries revoked

The government has revoked the freedom fighter certificates of four secretaries and stayed the certification of one other. The liberation war affairs ministry today issued a gazette notification in this regard. Earlier this month, the Anti-Corruption Commission found them guilty of forgery in obtaining the certification and recommended for revoking their certificates. The four secretaries who...

ACC seeks Shajahan, Abbas’s statements on journo housing land

ACC seeks Shajahan, Abbas’s statements on journo housing land

The Anti-Corruption Commission has sought statements from Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan and BNP leader Mirza Abbas in a case against ex-state minister for housing and public works Alamgir Kabir over allocation of a land to some journalists at a lower rate. ACC Deputy Director Jatan Kumar Roy today sent the letters requesting the duo...

2 Sonali staffs embezzle Tk 1.32cr

2 Sonali staffs embezzle Tk 1.32cr

The Anti-Corruption Commission today approved the charge-sheet in a case filed for misappropriating over Tk 1.32 crore in depositors' money from Sonali Bank by its two employees along with eight others. Suspended manager Akkas Ali and ex-senior officer Fazlul Haque of the bank’s Savar branch in a nexus with the eight others made the...

SC allows ACC to challenge Shahjahan Omar’s acquittal

The Supreme Court today gave permission to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to move an appeal before it against a High Court verdict that acquitted former BNP state minister Shahjahan Omar in a corruption case. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain passed the order after granting a petition filed by ACC. On August 15, 2010, the HC scrapped the jail sentence of the former state minister in the corruption case. Earlier on...

Investigators for suing AL MP Enamul

Investigators for suing AL MP Enamul

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigators have recommended suing Awami League lawmaker from Rajshahi-4 Enamul Haque for earning wealth worth around Tk 216 crore by illegal means.  ACC Deputy Director Jatan Kumar Roy, who led the investigation, has made the recommendation in the probe report submitted to the anti-graft watchdog this afternoon. The investigation has found that Enamul has amassed around Tk 216 crore through illegal means. The lawmaker concealed information of around Tk 213 crore in his wealth statement submitted to the Election Commission before the January 5 parliamentary election, the report added. The investigation has found that he also amassed around Tk 2.88 crore beyond legal sources of income. Earlier on September 8, the...

CROSS TALK

ACC's Archimedean principle of fantasy

THE Anti-Corruption Commission recently reminded us of Dr. Seuss, the American writer, poet and cartoonist who said that fantasy is a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. After 20-month-long investigation, the corruption watchdog tells us it couldn't find any foul play in the Padma Bridge project. It also tells us it had no proof that the five top government officials had used their false freedom fighter certificates to take any financial advantage. ACC...

PADMA BRIDGE PROJECT

No corruption took place: ACC

No corruption took place: ACC

After a 20-month investigation, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has said no corruption took place in the Padma bridge project. The anti-graft body has cleared seven accused of the corruption charges. ACC Chairman M Bodiuzzaman today at a press briefing said they have not found any irregularities against anybody in Padma bridge project. ACC official Zahidul Alam...

ALLOCATING DCC SHOPS ILLEGALLY

ACC sues Khoka, 7 others

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...

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