Committing mistake on good faith is not crime: ACC chief | 2019-07-18

Committing mistake on good faith is not crime: ACC chief

Sun Online Desk

18th July, 2019 04:30:18 printer

Committing mistake on good faith is not crime: ACC chief

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud on Thursday said if government employees commit major mistakes ‘on good faith’, they (those mistakes) won’t be considered as crimes.

In reply to reporters’ queries, he made the remark during attending the 3rd working session of the Deputy Commissioners’ (DC) Conference on 5th day at the Secretariat in the city.

Iqbal Mahmud said, “Filing cases is not our goal (goals of ACC). Our goal is to fight corruption, then eliminate it.”

“It is written in the Penal Code that committing mistakes on good faith is not a crime. But here is one condition that the accused has to prove that he commits the mistake driven only by it (on good faith),” the ACC chief added.

Emphasising on introducing value education from primary and secondary levels, he also said, “If we fail to build the future generation, who will take the responsibility of leading the country, with the light of human value and social value, no achievement will be sustainable.”


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