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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...

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...

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