The Anti-Corruption Commission ( ACC) on Sunday conducted a comprehensive drive on various irregularities-corruption complaints against the officers and employees of Upazila Election Office of Sonaimuri in Noakhali. A team consisting of four members from the Coordinated Integrated office of ACC, Noakhali conducted enforcement operations. During the drive, the team interacted with the service users under cover to get any adverse comments regarding the various irregularities of the election office. Read more: ACC moves to sign deals with 8 nations to bring laundered money back Even then the service receivers informed the team that there is no irregularity. When the upazila election officer was asked about this, he said that he joined this office last September. He is aware and aware of this. He assured the team that appropriate action will be taken regarding the complaint. During the raid, the team searched for the alleged brokers in disguise but no such syndicate was found in the office at the time.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday initiated a process for signing agreement with eight countries for mutual legal assistance to bring back money laundered abroad, said ACC Secretary Md. Mahbub Hossain. As part of the initiative, a committee has already been formed under the leadership of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) consisting of officials from various related organisations. The committee will submit the draft agreement to the Financial Institutions Department within the next three weeks, he said. Read: HC cancels 2014 acquittal of accused trio in Tk 12cr Sonali Bank graft case He said that the countries with which ACC wants to sign agreements are Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand.
The High Court (HC) on Thursday ordered the trial court to dispose of the case against BNP Standing Committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order rejecting a petition filed by Gayeshwar Chandra in 2010 seeking cancelation of the case. The court cleared the way for resuming trial in the case lifting the stay order on the trial proceedings. Lawyer Nitai Roy Chowdhury appeared for the petitioner in court while Advocate M Khurshid Alam Khan for the ACC and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik for the state. read more: It’s not administration’s duty to help govt to perpetuate power: Gayeshwar On January 5 in 2009, the ACC lodged a complaint with Ramna police station against Gayeshwar for amassing illegal wealth of Tk 2.86 crore and concealing the information. ACC submitted a chargesheet to the court on July 5 of the same year. Later in 2010, the High Court stayed the trail proceedings in the case in 2010 as Gayeshwar filed a petition to quash the case. At the same time, the court issued a rule in this regard. read more: People will make movement a success this time: Gayeshwar
The Anti Corruption Commission today conducted an operation against the Upazila Food Controller of Nabiganj upazila under Habiganj, for collecting paddy from a syndicate bypassing the local farmers. A team consisting of three members from the co-ordinaated office of the ACC in Habiganj conducted the enforcement operation, according to deputy director of ACC Public Relations office Muhammad Arif Sadeq. The Commission received some allegations that the Food Controller of Nabiganj collected paddy from a selected person and charged extra for allotting dealerships under the Open Market Sale (OMS) scheme. Read more: ACC won’t renew Shakib’s contract as goodwill ambassador over ‘controversy’ During the operation, the list of farmers selected by the concerned office for the procurement of Boro paddy during the 2021-22 fiscal, receipts of purchase of paddy from farmers, weight standard and inventory certificates, loading/unloading instructions, and Khamar card were retrieved. Later, the enforcement team visited food warehouses and OMS outlets to verify the authenticity. The enforcement team will soon submit a report in this regard to the ACC high command, for a review of actions taken and submission of complaint, if necessary, for further action.
Travelling without a ticket may be a common offence. But after travelling without tickets for many years, a 61-year-old retired Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) official chose to listen to his conscience. Emdadul Haque, a resident of Kanikara village in Nabinagar upazila, came back to Brahmanbaria railway station on Monday and paid Tk 2,350 to the station master. "The amount was due to the railways as all these years I travelled without a ticket to Dhaka from the district. Now I will get peace of mind," said Emdadul. Also read: Probe body formed over Natore train derailment Chief booking assistant of Brahmanbaria railway station, Kabir Hossain Talukder, said he was really moved by Emdadul's gesture. “We issued tickets worth Tk 2,530 for an intercity train, Mahanagar Provati, from Brahmanbaria to Chattogram so that Emdadul can 'repay his debt'. His honesty is an inspiration for all of us,” he said. Emdadul’s son Imran said his father is basically a man of integrity. “During the last year of service, he travelled to Dhaka from Brahmanbaria several times without a ticket but kept an account of it," he said. Also read: Unmanned rail crossings are mostly to blame for rail accidents
The High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat asking why his bail should not be cancelled in a money laundering case. A bench of justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Khizir Hayat issued the rule on a plea by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) seeking cancellation of the bail. The court fixed October 23 as the next date of hearing in the case. Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC during the hearing. On Monday, the ACC lawyer filed the plea after taking permission from the High Court bench of justices. Read: HC rejects Hallmark chairperson’s bail plea in graft case On August 22, Judge Asad Md Asifuzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 granted bail to Samrat in the money laundering case. The court granted him bail till September 19 considering his poor health condition on a Tk 10,000 bond. With this, Samrat has secured bail in four cases and there is no legal bar to his release, said his lawyer Ehsanul Haque Samazi. The judge had also asked him to submit his passport to the court as his bail condition, and he was also asked to take the court's permission to go abroad. Samrat secured bail in a drugs case on April 11 and in an Arms Act case and the money laundering case on April 10. The expelled Jubo League leader was under treatment at the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital from November 24 last year. In October 2019, Rab detained Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman from Chauddagram in Cumilla. Rab raided his Kakrail office the next day. Huge quantities of foreign liquor, pistols, and two hides of kangaroo were seized from his office. Read: ACC goes to HC seeking cancellation of Samrat’s bail He was later sentenced by a mobile court to six months in prison under the Wildlife Conservation Act. Abdul Khaleque, deputy assistant director of Rab-1, lodged two complaints against Samrat at Ramna police station under the Arms and the Narcotics acts. Arman was made an accused in the narcotics case. Shekhar Chandra Mallik, a sub-inspector, submitted a chargesheet against Samrat in the Arms Act case. The ACC lodged a complaint against him for acquiring assets worth Tk 2.94 crore beyond his known sources of income. Rashedur Rahman, sub-inspector of CID, registered a case against him at the Ramna police station for laundering Tk 195 crore to Malaysia and Singapore. Last November, the investigating officer in the case submitted a chargesheet in the court.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday filed an appeal petition before the High Court seeking the cancellation of the bail given to expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a money laundering case. Advocate Khurshid Alam, a counsel of ACC, filed the petition after taking permission from the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat. On August 22, Judge Asad Md Asifuzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 granted bail to Samrat in a money laundering case. The court granted him bail till September 19 considering his poor health condition on a Tk10,000 bond. Read: Dhaka to lodge protest against Myanmar shelling mortars into Bangladesh: FS With this, Samrat has secured bail in four cases and there is no legal bar to his release, said his lawyer Ehsanul Haque Samazi. The judge also asked him to submit his passport to the court as his bail condition, and he has to take court permission to go abroad. Samrat secured bail in a drugs case on April 11 and in an Arms Act case and a money laundering case on April 10. The expelled Jubo League leader was under treatment at the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital from November 24 last year. In October 2019, Rab detained Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman from Chauddagram in Cumilla. Rab raided his Kakrail office the next day. Huge quantities of foreign liquor, pistols, and two hides of kangaroo were seized from his office. He was later sentenced by a mobile court to six months in prison under the Wildlife Conservation Act. Read: DGHS drive against unauthorised hospitals, clinics starts Monday Abdul Khaleque, deputy assistant director of Rab-1 lodged two complaints against Samrat at Ramna police station under the Arms and the Narcotics Acts. Arman was also made an accused in the narcotics case. Shekhar Chandra Mallik, a sub-inspector, submitted a chargesheet against Samrat in the Arms Act case. ACC lodged a complaint against him for acquiring assets worth Tk 2.94 crore beyond his known sources of income. Rashedur Rahman, sub-inspector of CID, registered a case against him at the Ramna police station for laundering Tk 195 crore to Malaysia and Singapore. Last November, the investigating officer in the case submitted a charge sheet in court.
The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir in a case filed over a Tk 40 lakh bribery scandal. The HC bench of Justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order after hearing a bail petition filed by Basir. Advocate Faruk Alamgir Chowdhury stood for Basir while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti-Corruption Commission. Advocate Faruk said there is no bar to free him from the jail while ACC lawyer Khurshid said they will file an appeal against the HC order. On February 23, Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 Sheikh Nazmul Alam sentenced two disgraced Bangladesh government officials to different jail terms in a high-profile bribery case. While Enamul Basir was sentenced to eight years in jail as the recipient of a bribe, ex-DIG of police Mizanur Rahman was given three years as the one paying the bribe in the same case. A fine of Tk 80 lakh was also imposed on Basir in the case. Read: HC stresses accessibility of DCs to the people during contempt hearing On July 22, 2019, ACC arrested Enamul from his Darus Salam residence in the city for taking bribe from police’s Deputy Inspector General Mizanur Rahman. On July 16, 2019, ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafillah lodged the complaint over the bribery scandal. A private TV channel reported that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to Basir to get a clean chit in a corruption case. Enamul was suspended on June 10 of that year for allegedly leaking information, a breach of his job discipline. Mizan was arrested in the case on July 21, 2019. DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on January 9, 2019 following allegations of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.
The High Court on Sunday asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to complete the investigation within three months about the allegation against the officer-in-charge of Ramna Police Station Manirul Islam of amassing illegal wealth. The HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order after hearing a writ petition. Advocate Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the writ petition seeking investigation into the wealth of the Ramana OC on August 10 after attaching a report which was published in a vernacular daily on August 5 headlined ‘Ramna OC has eight-story building and huge wealth’. Also read: Legal notice served seeking FM Momen’s resignation in 48 hrs The petitioner filed an appeal to ACC seeking investigation into allegations brought against the OC on August 11. On August 17, the ACC decided to conduct an inquiry against the allegation, said ACC counsel Advocate Khurshid Alam. Advocate Syed, Advocate Khurshid appeared for the petitioner and the ACC respectively while Advocate Mahbub Shafique stood for the OC and deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin represented. Also read: Why inaction to remove Wasa MD form his post should not be declared illegal: HC According to the report, OC of Ramna police station Manirul is the owner of an eight-story building and a duplex house is under construction. An allegation was brought against him that he grabbed a house of a freedom fighter at Mohammadpur Housing Society.
Anti- Corruption Commission ( ACC) on Tuesday filed two separate cases against deputy registrar of Directorate of Joint Venture Companies and Firms Ranjit Kumar Roy (54) and his wife for misappropriation of money. ACC Integrated District Office, Dhaka-1 deputy assistant director Mohammad Monirul Islam filed the cases. Read: ACC sues BFIDC director for possessing Tk76 lakh wealth 'illegally' Ranjit Kumar Roy concealed assets worth TK 9,15,038/- in the assets statement filed with the Anti-Corruption Commission and did not provide the valid documents of TK 62,78238 while Shelly Howladar, wife of Ranjit Kumar Roy, accumulated TK 1,19,78,486 in illegal means.