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Anti-Corruption Commission

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...

Multi-storey Car Park

ACC approves graft charges against Khoka

ACC approves graft charges against Khoka

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday approved a charge sheet against former Dhaka City Corporation mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and three others in a 2012 case filed over corruption in a multi-storey car park project. Other charge-sheeted accused are Mansur Ahmed, the then executive engineer of DCC; Mafizur Rahman, the then acting executive engineer, and Aminur Rahman Chowdhury, DCC deputy assistant engineer of the time. ACC Deputy Director Harun-ur-Rashid filed the case with Shahbagh Police Station in March 2012, accusing seven people, including Khoka. Three other accused were exempted from the charge as they had not been found involved in the graft, said a top ACC official. The corruption took place between 2007 and 2009...

Zia Orphanage, Charitable Trust

Khaleda's trial in graft cases begins

Khaleda's trial in graft cases begins

A Dhaka court yesterday opened the trial of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her elder son Tarique Rahman and seven others in two cases on charges of raising fund illegally for two charities and embezzling the amount. The Anti-Corruption Commission had filed the cases in 2008 and 2011. According to the charge sheet in the...

Sonali Bank Scam

ACC to charge 10 people

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday approved the charge-sheet in a case filed over misappropriation of over Tk 1.32 crore in depositors' money from Sonali Bank by two of its employees along with eight others. Suspended manager Akkas Ali and ex senior officer Fazlul Haque of Savar branch of Sonali Bank in collusion with eight account holders of the bank worked out the scam between February 2007 and June 2008, said ACC Deputy Director Reva Halder who carried out the investigation. Reva said...

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...

MP Enamul conceals wealth info

Ruling party lawmaker Enamul Haque from Rajshahi-4 constituency concealed information in his wealth statement of his properties worth over Tk 215 crore, according to findings in an Anti-Corruption Commission investigation. ACC investigation officer Jatan Kumar Roy submitted the probe report yesterday to the commission, suggesting that Enamul should be sued, said a top ACC official preferring anonymity. Earlier on September 10, Enamul's tax lawyer Kanchan Das issued a death threat to Jatan, warning him not to recommend filing any case against...

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

A Dhaka court today asked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on September 22 in connection with Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Judge Bashudeb Roy of the Special Judge’s Court-3 came up with the order after rejecting two petitions filed by the defence seeking adjournment of hearing in the cases. The defence prayed to the court to adjourn the hearing until the Supreme Court decides on the leave to appeal filed by Khaleda regarding the appointment of Judge Roy, who framed charges against her in the two graft cases. On March 19, the judge indicted Khaleda, her son and BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman and seven...

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...

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