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ACC finds proof of irregularities at BRTA offices in 4 districts

Broker caught red-handed

Staff Correspondent

27th January, 2019 10:06:25 printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday found evidence of irregularities at four offices of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in four districts.

Four enforcement teams of the ACC conducted sudden drives at BRTA Ekuria in Dhaka, Khulna, Sylhet and Pabna offices after receiving allegations of irregularities through ACC hotline 106.

A six-member ACC team including assistant director Jahid Kalam conducted a drive at BRTA Ekuria office in Keraniganj where they found massive irregularities in every stage of issuing driving licenses, vehicle registration certificate and fitness certificates.

Sensing presence of the ACC team, brokers fled the spot, but one of them was caught red-handed along with money. BRTA magistrate sentenced him to 15 days’ imprisonment and fined him Tk 8,000.

In three other districts, ACC officials found a number of irregularities and saw that many officials and employees were absent from work.

During the drives, ACC officials also handed out leaflets among services seekers and asked them to inform the ACC using hotline 106 if they find any kinds of corruption.

ACC Director General M Munir Chowdhury said if discipline does not return, the ACC would take legal action against the person involved.

“There is no alternative to introducing automation and digitalization process to curb irregularities,” he added.