Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood yesterday expressed frustration over the performance of its officials in carrying out investigation and interrogation of the accused.
He also expressed frustration over the performance of the prosecutors.
The ACC chairman was addressing a views-exchange meeting with its officials over the execution of the commission's work plan at its office in the capital.
ACC adopted a five-year strategic work plan in 2017, in association with German International Development Agency (GIZ). Yesterday, the commission evaluated its first year's overall progress.
“How could the accused in graft cases roam freely if the officials are working at an expected level?”
“You have everything, including vehicles and armed police, to conduct a drive.” Still the accused roam free. “Who will take the responsibility?” he asked.
Iqbal said the ACC will form a surveillance team to closely monitor activities of the government and NGOs. On the basis of its report, corruptors will be brought to book, he added.
ACC Commissioner AFM Aminul Islam and GIZ consultant Richards Miles also spoke.