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12:00 AM, September 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:24 AM, September 23, 2019

Taking Bribe

2 govt officials caught red-handed

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday arrested two government officers while taking Tk 30,000 bribe from a pensioner.

An ACC team, led by its Assistant Director Ahsanul Kabir, arrested auditor of Dinajpur District Accounts Office Anwar Pasha and cashier of Cotton Development Board (CDB) Ferdous Hossain.

Later, ACC filed a case with its Integrated District Office in Dinajpur.

One Farhad Hossain made complain to ACC that his father Khalilur Rahman worked in CDB as a cattle farmer. He retired in 2012.

According to the case statement, the accounts office gave him Tk 1.2 lakh less than his pension. Khalilur died in 2016.

Farhad brought the matter to Anwar but failed to get the money.

Anwar asked him to contact cashier Ferdous who demanded Tk 40,000 bribe in this regard.

Finding no alternative, Farhad initially gave Tk 10,000 to Anwar and Ferdous and promised to give the rest of the amount later.

In the meantime, he informed ACC officials of the matter.

Yesterday, when the duo were taking bribe at the District Account Office at about 3:30pm, the ACC team -- who had been positioned around the office -- caught them red-handed..

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