The High Court has summoned Alamgir Hossain, ACC assistant director, to explain allegations of bribery during investigation against him.
He has been asked to appear in person to court on November 7 to explain the matter. The court also issued a rule asking why he would not be charged with bribery.
On Monday the HC bench of Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice SM Mojibur Rahman passed the order.
Advocate Kamal Hossain was in favor of the application. Advocate Md. Asif Hasan was in favor of the ACC. Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik and Assistant Attorney General Anna Khanam Kali represented the state.
It was learned that Alamgir Hossain was investigating an ACC case against the district registrar of Pirojpur, Abdul Quddus Hawladar and his wife Mahinur Begum.
Abdul Quddus placed an application to the ACC chairman seeking change of Alamgir Hossain, the investigating officer at the case, alleging that he was soliciting bribes by calling the district registrar's brother. But the ACC chairman did not respond so he filed a writ petition to the High Court.
On March 8, the primary hearing of the case, HC asked for the call records of Abdul Quddus Hawladar's brother and ACC's assistant director Alamgir Hossain from July 2019 to February 2021.
Adv. Amin Uddin Manik said the records showed that the ACC assistant director had several phone conversations with the elder brother of the accused instead of calling the accused (regarding the investigation).
For this reason, the HC has summoned the assistant director of the ACC, he said.