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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...

BNP slams ACC chief for ‘political’ talks

BNP slams ACC chief for ‘political’ talks

BNP today criticised acting chief of Anti-Commission Commission (ACC) Shahabuddin for his “political” comments on the party’s Chairperson Khaleda Zia. “The ACC chief spoke like a political leader though he chairs a constitutional position. He has gone past his limit,” BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged in a press briefing at...

ACC grills 4 Krishi Bank officials over embezzlement

ACC grills 4 Krishi Bank officials over embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today interrogated four senior officials of the state-run Bangladesh Krishi Bank for allegedly misappropriating Tk 152 crore through loan scam. The scam took place in 2010. The officials concealed information of CIB (Credit Information Bureau) report while sanctioning the loan to Wahidur Rahman, a restaurant businessman at Dilu Road in...

BITTER TRUTH

ACC's futile battle against corruption

ACC's futile battle against corruption

IN Bangladesh, charges of impropriety are routinely labeled against a political party after it quits power. In the recent past, scary reports about corruption scandals, financial irregularities and swindling of public money in the most important sectors under different ministries were published in the national dailies. Since its inception, the now defunct Bureau of...

Khaleda asked to appear in court Dec 8

Khaleda asked to appear in court Dec 8

Rejecting adjournment petitions, a Dhaka court today resumed trial of Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others. Judge Basudev Roy of the Special Judge Court-3 recorded parts of the deposition of Harun-ur-Rashid, deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and also the complainant of the cases. After...

Railway Recruitment Graft

Mridha dropped from ACC charge

Mridha dropped from ACC charge

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today submitted the charge sheet dropping the suspended general manager (east zone) of Bangladesh Railway, Yusuf Ali Mridha, in a case filed for irregularities in recruitment process. SM Rashidur Reza, assistant director of the country's anti-graft watchdog submitted the charge sheet accusing 32 people to a Chittagong curt this afternoon. The...

GRAFT CASE

SC clears way for running trial against Khaleda

SC clears way for running trial against Khaleda

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for a lower court to continue the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case by rejecting her two appeals. The Appellate Division dismissed the appeals filed challenging the two High Court decisions regarding acceptance of charges and charge framing in the...

SC warns Bodi for threatening ACC

SC warns Bodi for threatening ACC

The Supreme Court today warned ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi for issuing a threat against the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The apex court can revoke Bodi’s bail in a graft case if he makes such comments in future, said the four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. On September 15, Bodi threatened the ACC saying that he would reveal "all secrets" of the Anti-Corruption Commission and its Chairman Mohammad Badiuzzaman if they tried to prove him corrupt. The lawmaker from Cox's Bazar-4 constituency was addressing a discussion organised to mark the National Income Tax Day in Chittagong. On October 27, the High Court granted Bodi a six-month...

Editorial

Faking freedom fighter identity

WE are appalled that a top leader of the war heroes' platform, Muktijoddha Sangsad, has been found to be a fraud with a fake freedom fighters' certificate, according to a probe by the ACC.   The malpractice of using forged certificates by people in positions of power has become pervasive and is a cause of grave concern for the nation. The ACC last month identified five high-ranking government officials, including three incumbent secretaries, who obtained fake freedom fighter certificates. Another...

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