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Conviction rate in ACC cases 70pc

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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CHATTOGRAM: Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Commissioner Dr Md Mozammel Haque Khan said that criminals were brought to book in 70 percent cases filed by the ACC.

The ACC is catching not only ‘small fishes’ but also many ‘big fishes’ in various cases, he said.

He made the statements at a mass hearing organised by the ACC at Dr Shah Alam Bir Uttam Auditorium of Chattogram Medical College on Wednesday.

The commissioner warned that that no-one will be able to get off scot-free if they commit any crimes. “None should receive more than they deserve from the state property. ACC will not backtrack on its stance to get tough on corruption,” he said.

Mozammel said that ACC doesn’t file any case hurriedly. Cases are filed after scrutinising everything through proper analysis, which reduces mistakes, he said. “Our lone objective is to apply a policy of zero tolerance for corruption.”

Chattogram Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman presided over the programme   while Chattogram Divisional Commissioner Md Ashraf Hossain, Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) Commissioner Krishna Pada Roy, ACC Director General (Prevention) AKM Sohel, ACC Chattogram Divisional Director Md Mahmud Hasan and Chattogram City Anti Corruption Prevention Committee President Monwara Hakim Ali were present as the special guests.

A total of 83 government agencies took part in the mass hearing. Hearing on 47 incidents of allegations out of 200 was held at the programme. Of them, solution to 30 was given instantly.

The offices concerned were also instructed to send the remaining allegations to the ACC after initial scrutiny.