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Anti-Corruption Commission

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...

Ex-minister Ruhal given clean chit

Ex-minister Ruhal given clean chit

In yet another controversial move, the Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday cleared former Health Minister Ruhal Haque of amassing illegal wealth, accepting his explanation over a mistake in his wealth statement. In a similar fashion, the ACC last month gave clean chit to another Awami League lawmaker, Aslamul Haque, over the same allegation. Both the AL lawmakers in their affidavits claimed that they had mistakenly showed inflated amount of wealth in the statements submitted to the Election Commission ahead of the January 5 polls. In his wealth statement, Ruhal mentioned that his wife possessed Tk 7.53 crore wealth. But in an affidavit later, he claimed it was a mistake and that his wife's wealth amounted...

ACC sues Anee for amassing wealth illegally

ACC sues Anee for amassing wealth illegally

The Anti-Corruption Commission today sued ex-BNP lawmaker Shahiduddin Chowdhury Anee for amassing wealth without known sources of income and concealing information on it. ACC Deputy Director Manzur Morshed lodged the case with Ramna Police Station stating that Anee accumulated over Tk 1.40 crore illegally. The case statement also said that the lawmaker concealed information of...

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...

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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...

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