Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
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Fired ACC officer submits application for withdrawal of termination order

Sharif Uddin, sacked deputy assistant director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has submitted an application before the ACC seeking withdrawal of his termination order.

Sharif submitted the application addressing the ACC Chairman on Sunday and sought reinstatement in the job.

On February 16, the ACC issued the termination order of Sharif under section 54 (2) of the ACC (staff) Rules, 2008, signed by its Chairman Md Moinuddin Abdullah.

Until his termination he served at the coordinated district office of ACC in Patuakhali.

Protesting the order, officials and employees of the ACC formed a human chain. It also drew flak across the country.

According to the application, Sharif said, “He conducted investigation into different graft cases from 2014 till February 2022 with reputation. He also played a vital role in the corruption cases over land acquisition in Cox’s Bazar, issuing NID to Rohingyas, passport graft case, Karnaphuli Gas distribution Company Ltd corruption case and Mymensingh land office graft case in a bid to keep the country corruption- free. During investigation in the cases, he also received threats but did not compromise.”

He was sacked from his job wrongfully and before termination no one heard his statement, which is contradictory to the constitution, the letter wrote.