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Anti-Corruption Commission

4 secys guilty

4 secys guilty

Five top government officials resorted to forgery to obtain freedom fighters' certificate.    Three of them are secretaries, one is a joint secretary and the other is chairman of the privatisation commission. The Anti-Corruption Commission has found that they took the certificates illegally to extend their service period last year. ACC Deputy Director Zulfikar Ali, who investigated the five, submitted the probe report to the commission yesterday. The report recommended that the authorities revoke their certificates and take legal and departmental action against them, sources said. The five are Health Secretary Niaz Uddin...

Money Laundering

Morshed, son questioned

Morshed, son questioned

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday interrogated former foreign minister of the last BNP-led government M Morshed Khan and his son in a money laundering case filed in 2013. ACC Deputy Director M Zainul Abedin Shibly, investigation officer of the case, questioned the duo at the anti-graft body's head office in the capital's Segun Bagicha, said Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, ACC public relations officer. The case was filed against the ex-minister, his son Faisal Morshed Khan and wife Nasrin Khan with Gulshan Police Station in December 2013.  About Tk 300 crore had been transacted through 11 accounts opened by the accused at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, ACC Chairman M Bodiuzzaman told reporters. The family...

MONEY LAUNDERING CASE

ACC quizzes ex-BNP minister Morshed

ACC quizzes ex-BNP minister Morshed

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today interrogated former foreign minister M Morshed Khan and his son Faisal Morshed Khan in a money-laundering case. ACC Deputy Director Mir Zainul Abedin Shibly, also the investigation officer of the case, started the interrogation around 10:30am and continued for over two hours, sources at the anti-graft watchdog headquarters said. After the interrogation, Morshed, also a BNP leader, told reporters that he provided some information to the ACC officials which they had asked for. ACC Chairman M Bodiuzzaman said they will also grill Nasrin Khan, wife of Morshed, in connection with the case. Bodiuzzaman however expressed his hope that the ACC will not take a long time to complete...

6 ex-Oriental officials jailed for 7yrs

Six former officials of now defunct Oriental Bank Ltd were sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment in their absentia for embezzling Tk one crore in the name of loan disbursement. Bakar Hossain, a loan defaulter who received the credit in connivance with the six former bank officials, was also jailed for 10 years in the case. Judge Aminul Islam of Special Judge Court-4 in Dhaka fined the seven convicts Tk one crore each while pronouncing the verdict. The punishment of the fugitives...

Allotment of Shops

Khoka, 7 others sued for graft

Khoka, 7 others sued for graft

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday sued former Dhaka mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and seven officials of undivided Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) for allocating shops of a DCC market through forgery. Apart from Khoka, also a vice chairman of the BNP, surveyors Motaleb Hossain, Faruque Hossain, Bachchu Mia, kanungo Mohammad Ali, former estate officer Sahabuddin Sabu, estate officer Mohsin Uddin Mural and former chief estate officer Mashier Rahman were sued in the case lodged with Shahbagh Police Station by ACC Assistant Director Mahbubul Alam. Mashier Rahman is currently serving as a director of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority. The case was filed under ACC Act 2004. If found guilty, the accused could face up to...

Ex-state minister Mannan gets bail on surrender

Ex-state minister Mannan gets bail on surrender

A Dhaka court today granted bail to former state minister for housing and public works advocate Abdul Mannan Khan till October 13 in a corruption case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission against him for amassing illegal wealth. Metropolitan Magistrate M Imdadul Haque passed the order after Mannan surrendered before the court and sought bail in the case. On August 21, the ACC sued Mannan for concealing wealth information and discrepancies in his wealth statements. The case statement against Mannan said he concealed information of his property worth Tk 4.59 lakh and he could not produce documents in favour of his income of Tk 75 lakh. According to the income tax returns and other...

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...

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...

ACC presses charges against BNP leader Mosharraf

ACC presses charges against BNP leader Mosharraf

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today pressed charges against BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in a money laundering case. ACC director Nasim Anwar, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka. The former health and family welfare minister is now in jail in...

Hasty Acquittal, Bail

Retired Dhaka judge under ACC scanner

The Anti-Corruption Commission will inquire into the hasty acquittal and bail of dozens of accused by Faruk Ahmed, a recently retired Dhaka court judge, just months before he went into retirement. The decision came after the law ministry yesterday asked the anti-graft body to take necessary action against Faruk. Earlier on Sunday, the office of the chief justice instructed the law ministry to look into Faruk's alleged anomalies in granting bail and acquitting several dozens of accused. As asked by the law...

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