Corrupt Suspects’ Travel Abroad

ACC challenges HC verdict

Staff Correspondent

9 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a leave-to-appeal petition with the Supreme Court, challenging the High Court verdict that asked the commission not to prevent any accused from travelling abroad without taking permission from a competent court.

ACC Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan submitted the petition to the Appellate Division of the SC seeking cancellation of the HC verdict and observations in this regard.

ACC in the petition said the commission has special powers to conduct inquiry and investigation into the corruption allegations and cases.

If the commission has to take permission from the court concerned for imposing embargo on corruption suspects and accused from leaving the country, the purpose of the inquiry and investigation will be frustrated, it said.