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12:00 AM, August 28, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 28, 2007

ACC notice to Hasina now valid

Says ACC secy after SC order

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday said the Supreme Court verdict staying the High Court's order and asking Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina to submit her wealth statement within seven days proves that the issuance of notice to her by the commission was right.
"The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has given the verdict… The message is clear. The notice issued by the ACC (to Hasina) was right," ACC Secretary Mohkles ur Rahman said in the commission's regular briefing in the afternoon.
Responding to a question, he said Hasina will have to submit her wealth report within seven working days.
Asked if the ACC will file a non-submission case if the AL president does not submit the statement within the stipulated time, Mohkles said, "I don't want to speak about the future."
He said: "It has been proved following the verdict that the ACC activities were lawful, so it has become a non-submission one. Therefore, having been requested by the lawyers, the court has allowed seven days to submit the wealth statement."
To a query about former prime minister Khaleda Zia and her son BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman, he said inquiry into the wealth statement submitted by her is going on, while the commission is scrutinising the inquiry report of Tarique's wealth statement.
Giving an account of the activities of the reconstituted commission in the last six months, the ACC secretary said the commission has so far issued notices to 215 corruption suspects asking them to submit their wealth statements.

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