Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud underscored need for social movement to rid the society of the curse of corruption.
It is imperative for the ACC to inculcate ethics in the mind of students by arranging debates, counseling and other activities in the schools and colleges, he said.The commission has already formed honesty clubs in 28,000 educational institutions across the country.
Clay can be moulded into any desired shape before it is placed in a kiln. Similarly, we should teach our children noble values before their minds are firmly set,” he added.
Calling for prevention of corruption, he said all concerned should work to this effect.
He was addressing a seminar titled “The Role of Lawyers and the Judiciary in Curbing Corruption” organized by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) on Saturday. Held at Jatiya Press Club, the event was presided over by HRPB president and Supreme Court lawyer Manzill Murshid.
About fairness of ACC’s function, he said the anti-graft watchdog is dealing with allegations against about a dozen of the ruling party men.
“In my view, some 10 to 15 ruling party men are under prosecution, investigation and inquiry.”Apart from the ruling party men, the commission is investigating allegations against 15 men of one political party and 12 men of another party, he added.
The ACC is either inquiring or investigating allegations against 25 leading businessmen and 15 senior bureaucrats, he added.