Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood today said the conviction rate in the money laundering cases filed by the commission was cent percent.
ACC chief said this while a six-member delegation headed by technical director Robert Lochary of US National Centre for State of Courts (strengthening of law program), paid a courtesy call to him at ACC headquarters here.
“The commission has not only responsible for investigating money laundering cases in accordance with the present law. ACC has been entrusted with dealing the cases relating to bribery and corruption,” he told the delegation.
“But, National Board of Revenue, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police, Department of Narcotic Control (DNC) are looking into 26 others aspects of the money laundering cases,” he continued.
“Money laundering is not only used for financing in terrorism, but also flying the country’s capital which hampers the country’s economic development,” he added.
The delegation members stressed the need for an effective investigation and prosecution as investigation and prosecution are closely interrelated with the trial proceedings.
In reply, the ACC chairman said continuous efforts are on to enhance the efficiency investigation officers and prosecution with giving them necessary training at home and abroad.
He requested the delegation to send their experts to Bangladesh to give training to the concerned officials to enhance their professional excellence in dealing the money laundering cases.
Director General (legal) Md Maidul Islam and program manager of US National Centre for State of Courts (strengthening of law program), Rebecca castelucci and its case management expert Joan Bishop, were present on the occasion.