The Anti- Corruption Commission ( ACC) on Wednesday asked director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy to submit their expenditure records following allegations of embezzlement and abuse of power.
The ACC decided to launch probe on the allegations on January 2,2021.
A two member team led by ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Ibrahim is looking into the matter while other member is Afnan Jannat Keya.
ACC sought the records of the expenditure of the budget alloted for the academy of the fiscal 2019-2020, 2020-2021, extra TK 35 crore of the fiscal 2020-21, the records of the cost of organising virtual programme during corona period in 2020, various vouchers and bank statement of BSA at Sonali Bank till Dec 31,2021
The Commission asked the Shilpakala Academy to submit the necessary records and documents within January 11.
In the last few months, there have been some allegations against DG of Shilpakala Academy, including abuse of power and bribery. There is also a specific allegation of withdrawing Tk 26 crore.
According to the complaint received by the ACC, the director general of the academy tactfully removed Tk 26 crore by appointing a contract officer as the secretary without following the rules and regulations.