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ACC okays charge-sheet against Mirza Abbas

ACC okays charge-sheet against Mirza Abbas

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved a charge-sheet against five people, including former Housing and Public Works Minister and BNP leader Mirza Abbas, on charge of causing a loss of around Tk 15.52 crore to the government by allocating land to journalists. The Commission at its regular meeting on Tuesday approved the charge-sheet, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB. The other accused, named in the charge-sheet, are former State Minister for Housing and Public Works and BNP leader Alamgir Kabir, former joint secretary Bijon Kanti Sarker, office...

ACC moves to revive Gatco graft case against Khaleda

ACC moves to revive Gatco graft case against Khaleda

The Anti-Corruption Commission has moved to revive the seven-year-old Global Agro Trade (Pvt) Co Ltd (Gatco) corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.   The commission today prayed to the High Court to start hearing a rule in which it questioned the legality of filing the case under the emergency power rules of 2007. ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan urged the HC bench of Justice Mainul Islam Chowdhury and Justice JBM Hasan to include the rule in its tomorrow’s cause-list for fixing a hearing date. The matter will come up in the cause list tomorrow for fixing a date, Khurshid told The Daily Star after making the prayer. The lawyer said he placed the...

Khaleda’s son Koko dies

Khaleda’s son Koko dies

Arafat Rahman Koko, younger son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, died today at his residence in Malaysia. “Koko was declared dead around 2:00pm Bangladesh time,” said Atiqur Rahman Rummon, a close aide to Koko’s elder brother Tarique Rahman.    Quoting Simpu, a brother-in-law of Koko who used to stay with Koko in Malaysia, said he complained of chest pain around 12:00pm. He said around 12:30pm they called in an ambulance from a local hospital as his condition deteriorated. The doctor who travelled to Koko’s residence at Ampang in Kuala Lumpur in the ambulance around 1:30pm found Koko in a very critical condition and around 2:00pm he declared Koko dead, Rummon added. Wives of Koko and...

Mir Nasir, 21 other BNP men gets HC bail

Mir Nasir, 21 other BNP men gets HC bail

The High Court today granted anticipatory bail to 22 BNP leaders and activists including Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin and Taimur Alam Khandker for four weeks in two separate cases. The court granted them bail after hearing separate bail petitions filed by the accused. Nasir got bail in a defamation suit filed by freedom fighter Shawkat Ali Khan alias Sundar Khan from Gopalganj, because the BNP leader was present at the programme where BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman termed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “a top Razakar” on December 16 last year. The case was filed with the court of chief judicial magistrate in Gopalganj on December 22, AKM Ehsanur Rahman, a lawyer for...

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda exempted from court appearance for today

Khaleda exempted from court appearance for today

A Dhaka court today exempted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from appearing before the court today in the proceedings of the two graft cases against her. However, the court rejected her two other pleas seeking adjournment of recording statements in the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of special Judge...

ACC sues Rab’s magistrate for selling land illegally

ACC sues Rab’s magistrate for selling land illegally

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today sued a magistrate of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and five others accusing them to have abused their authority and sell a vested property in Dhaka with forged documents. ACC Assistant Director Abu Bakar filed the case with Tejgaon Industrial Police Station against executive magistrate Anisur Rahman and five others, said Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, deputy director of the anti-graft body. The five others accused in the case are Humayun Molla, a retired land official, Samar Chandra Sutradhar, a surveyor and an assistant commissioner (land), Mosammat Zinat Ara Parvin, Md Mohiuddin and Md Ali Hossain. Allegation was, Anisul, during his office as assistant commissioner (land) of Wari, prepared fake...

ACC drops probe on AL MP Enamul’s wealth

ACC drops probe on AL MP Enamul’s wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has dropped its investigation on the wealth of ruling Awami Legaue lawmaker Enamul Haque saying that the allegations against him were false. The Rajshahi-4 lawmaker came under the graft radar following an ACC report alleging that he had hidden Tk 215 crore worth asset in his wealth statement submitted to...

Did AL fulfil its pledges?

Did AL fulfil its pledges?

Have Your Say Based on the pledges the AL made during the 2008 election, The Daily Star made a wish list on Jan 6, 2012. Three years down the line, how much has the government delivered? Leave your comments and let us publish your thoughts. 1. Resolve stalemate over caretaker government 2. Form an acceptable Election...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

ACC quizzes cop over illegal wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday interrogated a police officer for allegedly amassing wealth beyond the known source of income. ACC Deputy Director Hamidul Hassan grilled Superintendent of Police Mizanur Rahman, now posted at Mill Barracks in the capital as the commandant of Range Reserve Force. During interrogation at the anti-graft body headquarters, Mizan denied the allegations of accumulating wealth unlawfully, saying his wife Nipa Mizan earned the wealth from doing different businesses, said a source at the ACC. In 2012, the commission launched...

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