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ACC seeks info on laundered money from different countries

ACC seeks info on laundered money from different countries

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sent 14 letters to different countries seeking information and documents about the money laundered by politicians and businessmen. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam recently sent the Mutual Legal Assistance Requests (MLAR) on behalf of the commission. Speaking at a regular press briefing at the ACC’s Segunbagicha headquarters today, ACC Secretary Maksudul Hasan Khan however did not disclose the names of the persons and the countries. He added that they have already brought some money siphoned off. ACC Chairman Badiuzzaman said that the commission would form a new cell...

FORGING FREEDOM FIGHTERS' CERTIFICATES

ACC summons BWDB DG

ACC summons BWDB DG

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today summoned Md Shahidur Rahman, director general of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), over allegations that he resorted to forgery in obtaining freedom fighter certificate. The DG will have to appear at the ACC’s Segunbagicha office in Dhaka on November 20 at 10:00am, sources said. ACC Assistant director Selina Monir sent a notice to the WDB DG in this regard.

Muktijoddha Sangsad

Top leader's certificate found fake

Top leader's certificate found fake

He is a top leader of the war heroes' platform, but only with a fake freedom fighter certificate, found a probe by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Wahidur Rahman is the vice-chairman of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad. The probe report has been submitted to the commission, a top ACC official told The Daily Star. He, however, declined to elaborate on the report. Also the chief engineer of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Wahidur was elected vice-chairman of Muktijoddha Sangsad in its June 4 election. A high official in the liberation war affairs ministry, on condition of anonymity, said if Wahidur's certificate is found to be fake, the ministry will revoke it. “According to the Bangladesh...

Hall-Mark boss charged with not giving wealth report

Hall-Mark boss charged with not giving wealth report

The Anti-Corruption Commission has pressed charges against Hall-Mark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam in a case filed for not submitting her wealth statement. ACC Deputy Director Monjur Morshed, also the investigation officer of the case, yesterday submitted the charge to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka, showing 11 people as prosecution witnesses. On Sunday, the commission approved of submitting the charge sheet against Jasmine, now on bail, in the case.   Joynal Abedin, deputy assistant director of the anti-graft body, on December 12 last year lodged the lawsuit with the capital's Ramna Model Police Station. In the case statement, he said the commission on November 13 that year served a notice on Jasmine,...

ACC to check war hero status of its 9 officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to scrutinise the freedom fighter certificates of its nine officials, including a director general. The decision came at a regular meeting of ACC on Tuesday at its Segunbagicha headquarters in the capital. A two-member committee led by Zulfikar Ali, deputy director of ACC, has been formed to conduct the probe, ACC Commissioner Mohammad Shahabuddin told The Daily Star. The committee will soon open a probe to ascertain the certificates of the nine are genuine. The nine officials...

ACC to scrutinise 9 officials’ FF certificates

ACC to scrutinise 9 officials’ FF certificates

  The Anti-Corruption Commission will scrutinise freedom fighter certificates of its nine officials including a director general in the wake of forgery by the government officials in obtaining the certificates. The anti-graft watchdog came up with the decision yesterday at a regular meeting at ACC office in Dhaka in response to an instruction from Ministry...

Fake Freedom Fighters

8 more officials under probe

The Anti-Corruption Commission is going to probe the allegedly forged freedom fighter certificates of eight top bureaucrats. The ACC decision follows allegations that the officials managed the certificates during the 2009-2013 tenure of the then Awami League-led grand alliance government in a bid to extend their service tenure, said sources. The certificates of five secretaries, one additional secretary and two joint secretaries will be under scrutiny. The graft watchdog has already started collecting information about the officials. Earlier, the ACC probed such...

Bodi’s bail plea turned down

Bodi’s bail plea turned down

A Dhaka court today again rejected a bail petition of ruling Awami League lawmaker in a case filed for amassing wealth illegally and concealing its information to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Judge Md Jahurul Haque of the Senior Special Judge’s Court passed the order after a hearing. Earlier on September 12, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court of Dhaka turned down his bail petition and sent him to jail on his surrender in the case. The following day, Bodi challenged the order and filed an appeal with the Senior Special Judge’s Court.         The AL MP from Cox's Bazar-4 constituency surrendered before the CMM Court on expiry of his four-week bail sanctioned by the High...

Aug 21 attack: ACC lawyer Kajol made spl counsel

Aug 21 attack: ACC lawyer Kajol made spl counsel

The government has appointed Mosharraf Hossain Kajol, a lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Commission, as the special public prosecutor for August 21 grenade attack cases. “The law ministry informed me last night about the appointment,” Kajol, acting chief public prosecutor of the ACC, said while talking to The Daily Star today. Kajol will assist Chief Public...

Illegal Wealth

ACC sues ex-JP MP Jabbar

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday sued former Jatiya Party lawmaker MA Jabber and his son Mahbub Hossain for amassing wealth illegally and concealing information about it. Masudur Rahman, assistant director of the ACC, filed the case with Ramna Police Station in the capital. According to the case statement, Jabber, who was a JP lawmaker from Satkhira-2 constituency between 2009 and 2013, amassed over Tk 1.73 crore without known source of income while his son concealed information about wealth worth over Tk 19.50...

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