Probe into corruption allegations regarding govt fund against BFF officials to continue: SC chamber judge
The Supreme Court chamber judge today (Sunday) upheld a High Court directive that asked the agencies concerned to conduct an inquiry into corruption allegations regarding government fund against some officials of Bangladesh Football Federation after FIFA imposed a sanction last year.
At the same time, Justice Md Abu Jafor Siddique, chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC, however, issued status quo on a part of the HC order that directed the agencies to probe the corruption allegations regarding FIFA's money against them.
The apex court chamber judge passed the order following a leave to appeal petition filed by BFF, its president Kazi Salahuddin, and its vice-president and finance committee chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy challenging the HC order.
Justice Abu Jafor Siddique also sent the leave to appeal petition to the full bench of the Appellate Division for its hearing on July 9, Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told The Daily Star.
The HC on May 15 ordered the ACC, Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), Bangladesh Bank, National Board of Revenue (NBR) and Youth and Sports Ministry to conduct an inquiry into the corruption allegations raised against the officials concerned of BFF and to submit the probe reports before it in four months.
The HC also issued a rule asking the respondents to explain why their inaction to conduct the inquiry into these allegations should not be declared illegal.