Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Iqbal Mahmood yesterday warned its officials that no irregularity, nepotism, partiality and laxity will be tolerated in investigation into any complaint.
He made the remarks while addressing an urgent meeting with directors of all ACC divisional offices, deputy directors of all district coordinated offices, and secretary, directors general, and directors of the head office on how to ensure transparency and accountability in investigation and enquiry.
Taking about the timeline of enquiries, he said, “From now on, those who will fail to follow the timeline should switch to another institution, as the ACC rules do not allow this.”
Expressing his dismay over the delay in enquiry in the name of queries, Iqbal Mahmood said this will not be allowed from now on. “No query can be given without the approval of the Commission. We’re trying our best to make this organisation a symbol of people’s confidence. We can’t allow the image of the institution to be tarnished for negligence and authoritarianism of anyone.”
Mentioning that there were allegations of rude behaviour against some officials, he urged them to behave well with people, saying “Be careful of your behaviour and responsibility.”
ACC Commissioner Dr Md Mozammel Haque Khan said the legal mandate of the Commission will be implemented. “So, any rude behaviour is not desirable. If you respect the law, you cannot be arrogant,” he said.