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ACC want to keep BNP away from polls

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MNA National Desk: BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Tuesday alleged that the government and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) were working with an identical goal to keep BNP out of the next general election. “The Anti-Corruption Commission is working as a government agent and their goal is the same. Both are trying to keep BNP away from the election race,” he said. Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “I would like to tell them that BNP will join the next polls, no matter what plots and repressive measures you resort to.” National People’s Party (NPP), one ...

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Shakib becomes ACC goodwill ambassador


MNA Sports Desk: All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) goodwill ambassador to campaign against corruption. The signing ceremony was held at the ACC’s office at Segun Bagicha in Dhaka on Sunday. Shakib Al Hasan and ACC Director General (Resistance) Mohammad Zafar Iqbal signed the contract. ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud said ‘All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is a pride of our country. Shakib is the best in the world today with his talent, dedication and genuine efforts. If teenagers and young people of our country try to follow him, they too can be successful in their respective fields.’ ...

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ACC resumes questioning Bachchu


MNA National Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has resumed the interrogation of former BASIC Bank Chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu over a Tk 35 billion loan fraud accusation. The second day of Bachchu’s questioning began at 10am on Wednesday, said ACC Deputy Director (Media) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. ACC Directors AKM Zayed Hossain Khan and Syed Iqbal are leading the interrogation. Questioning began Monday, when the former BASIC Bank executive answered a summons to appear at the ACC offices in Segunbagicha. The session lasted about two-and-a-half hours. Other BASIC Bank directors, including Md Anwarul Islam, Anis Ahmad, Quamrun Naher Ahmed, Prof ...

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ACC seeks action against 97 teachers


MNA National Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has recommended that the cabinet division take punitive action against 97 teachers of 8 educational institutions in Dhaka for making money through private coaching centres for decades. The ACC sent a letter to the cabinet division in this regard on Sunday, ACC deputy director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told on Monday. Of the 97 teachers, 36 are from Ideal School and College, 24 from Motijheel Model High School and College, seven from Dhaka Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, five from RAJUK Uttara Model College, 12 from Motijheel Government Boys High School, four ...

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SC asks MP Shawkat to pay back Tk 5cr


MNA National Desk: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed Jatiya Party lawmaker Shawkat Chowdhury to pay Tk 5 crore to Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd (BCBL) within 60 days in connection with two loan scam cases. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division led by acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah issued the order. If Shawkat does not pay the amount within 60 days after receiving the order, his bail in the relevant loan scam cases will be cancelled. Earlier on October 22, the HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim directed ...

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Khaleda Zia gets bail in two graft cases

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MNA National Desk: BNP chief Khaleda Zia secured bail from a special court set up at the playground of Government Alia Madrasah in Dhaka’s Bakshibazar in two graft cases over Zia Charitable and Zia Orphanage Trust. Upon hearing the prayers, the special court at Alia Madrasa premises in Bakshibazar accepted the bail for a bond of Tk 100,000. The BNP chief reached the court at 11am. Muhammad Jammiruddin Sircar, a former speaker and BNP leader, stood for Khaleda. The lawyers of the defendants and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) were there. Special security measures were taken in the court area. On 12 ...

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Padma Oil ex-MD arrested over graft case

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MNA National Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) early Thursday arrested Md Abul Khair, former managing director of Padma Oil Company Limited (POCL), from his Gulshan residence for embezzling Tk 3.8 crore. A team of ACC conducted a raid on the house of Khair at dead of night and arrested him, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. Khaer was accused last April in two cases of embezzlement during his time at Padma Oil amounting to Tk 30.85 million at Chittagong’s Sadarghat Police Station, reported news agency. Khaer, who had working as a managing director at another state oil company, ...

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18 hajj agencies under ACC investigation

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MNA National Desk: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has started investigation against 18 hajj agencies over the allegations of involving in anomalies in hajj management. ACC deputy director Zulfiqar Ali has been assigned to investigate the allegations with director general Mohammad Munir Chowdhury supervising the investigation, reported news agency. Earlier on Tuesday, the parliamentary standing committee on civil aviation and tourism ministry recommended the government to cancel the licenses of the travel agencies involved in irregularities. Hafizur Rahman, joint secretary of the Religious Affairs Ministry, said to media that 98 hajj aspirants who failed to go to Saudi Arabia brought ...

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Anti-Corruption Commission arrested Citycell CEO

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MNA Business Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested chief executive officer of Citycell, Mehboob Chowdhury, in an embezzlement case. According to ACC, Mehboob Chowdhury was arrested at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city soon after his arrival from Sri Lanka on Saturday. A team of ACC led by its deputy director Sheikh Abdus Salam arrested him. Mehboob Chowdhury will be produced before a court tomorrow. He faces charges of embezzling about Tk 3.8 billion taken as loan from AB Bank for Citycell. According to the case statement, AB Bank unlawfully guaranteed loans of Tk 348.5 crore given to PBTL ...

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SC dismisses Moudud’s review for Gulshan home, orders to vacate

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MNA National Desk: The Supreme Court has ordered Moudud Ahmed to vacate his Gulshan home of 30 years, scrapping his petition to review the verdict given by the Appellate Division. A five-member Appellate Division panel headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed the plea with observations, paving way for the BNP leader and former law minister to leave house number 159, in Gulshan-2 for sure. The apex court today also dismissed a review plea of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) challenging Appellate Division judgment quashing a graft case filed in this regard against Moudud and his brother Manjur. The BNP leader ...

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Comilla mayor Sakku gets permanent bail

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MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court on Wednesday granted permanent bail to Monirul Haque Sakku, the newly-elected mayor of Comilla City Corporation (CCC), in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Dhaka metropolitan senior special judge Md Kamrul Hossain Molla handed down the order. Earlier on 9 May, the court granted bail to the mayor till 24 May this year in the graft case. At the same time, the court fixed June 12 for hearing on the transfer of the case to Special Judge-8 and charge framing. On 7 May 2008, Shahin Ara Mamtaz, assistant director of ACC, ...

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Zia Orphanage case: Khaleda’s testimony deferred to May 15

MNA National Desk: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s hearing on self-defence statement in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case has been delayed once again. Senior Special Judge Quamrul Hossain Molla passed the order and fixed the date on May 15 in the presence of Khaleda Zia in response to a time petition filed by her lawyer. Earlier in the day, Khaleda Zia appeared before the court around 11:40am for placing her self-defence statement in the graft case but she fell sick after reaching the court. On July 3, 2008, the ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna Police ...

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Khaleda Zia’s Niko case trial proceedings to continue


MNA National Desk: The Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped a High Court order that stayed the trial proceedings of Niko corruption case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. The order cleared the way for the lower court to resume the trial proceedings of the graft case against the BNP chief. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division led by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after hearing a petition from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in the morning. Earlier, on 7 March, a High Court bench comprising Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal, and Justice Mohammad Khashruzzaman stayed the trial process and ...

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Hearing of Khaleda’s graft cases deferred to 26 February

MNA National Desk: A special court on Thursday deferred the hearing on Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia until 26 February. Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar of the Special Judge Court-3 approved the order at Bakshibazar’s makeshift court in response to a time petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyer Sanaullah Mia. Earlier on 9 February, a special court fixed 16 February for hearing on the two graft cases against Khaleda. The court on February 2 dismissed the petition. Later, she moved for the High Court to transfer the case from the special court. The ACC ...

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Arrest warrant issued against Tarique in graft case


MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court on Thursday cancelled the bail of BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman and issued an arrest warrant against him in connection with Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Special Judge Court-3 judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar passed the order rejecting a petition submitted by his lawyer Zainul Abedin Mezbah seeking adjournment of the hearing. In the same case, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia did not appear before the court on Thursday. The BNP chief’s lawyer Sanaullah Mia filed a time petition and court accepting the plea asked Khaleda Zia to present before the court on 30 January. ...

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Suranjit Sengupta’s APS Omar Faruq jailed for 5 years


MNA National Desk: Omar Faruq Talukder, former assistant personal secretary (APS) of Minister Suranjit Sengupta, handed over with five years of imprisonment for concealing wealth statement from the Anti‐Corruption Commission (ACC). The court also fined him Tk 1,23,47,000 crore. In default, he will have to spend two years and six months in jail. On Sunday, the court of Dhaka’s Special Judge Mohammad Ataur Rahman delivered the verdict in the case filed by the ACC. Faruq was on the docks when the verdict was delivered. Faruq was out on bail, but was taken to the jail after the verdict. Border Guard ...

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Khaleda’s self-defence in graft case on 24 Nov

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MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court on Thursday fixed 24 November for hearing the statement of Khaleda Zia in her self-defence in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Khaleda Zia has appeared before the court to attend hearing of a graft case against her filed over alleged plundering of money from an orphanage filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The BNP Chairperson arrived at the court premises in Bakhshibazar around 10:45 am. Dhaka’s Third Special Judge’s Court is scheduled to hold hearings in the Zia Charitable Trust and the Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. On 8 August, 2011, the ACC ...

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AL MP Badi jailed three years for corruption


MNA Editorial Desk: Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Badi have been jailed for three years and slapped Tk. 1 million fine on Wednesday on charges of obtaining money from unknown sources in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). A Dhaka court’s Third Special Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar delivered the verdict with Badi on the dock. ACC filed the case with Ramna Police Station on August 21, 2014, accusing the legislator of amassing wealth illegally and concealing information in his wealth statement. According to the case statement, Badi acquired Tk. 108.6 million from unidentified illegal sources. The property value ...

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ACC arrests Hall-Mark chairman Jasmine Islam

Jasmine Islam

MNA Editorial Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday arrested Hall-Mark group chairman Jasmine Islam in a money embezzlement charge of Tk 85.87 crore from Janata Bank. An ACC team detained Jasmine from Dhaka at afternoon. ACC deputy assistant director filed a case with Motijheel police station against 16 people. On October 2012, the ACC filed 11 cases against 27 top officials of Sonali Bank and Hall-Mark Group including Jasmine Islam, who secured bail in all the cases later. On 16 February 2016, a Dhaka court indicted 19 people, including Hallmark Chairperson Jesmine Islam and Managing Director Tanvir Mahmud, in ...

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ACC detained two DGMs of Janata Bank

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MNA National Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday detained two DGMs (deputy general managers) of Janata Bank in cases over Bismillah Group’s loan scam frauds from the bank. Deputy General Managers of Motijheel branch, Azimul Haq and S M Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal have been detained on Thursday. Both of them are accused in two cases each. In 2013, a total of 12 cases were filed by the ACC accusing 54 including Bismillah Group’s managing director Khaja Soleman Anowar Chowdhury, its chairman Nowrin Hasib and Prime Bank DMD Md Yeasin Ali, in connection with Tk 1,200 crore loan scam. ...

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ACC detained former manager of Sonali Bank


MNA Business Desk: The ACC (Anti-Corruption Commission) on Thursday night detained a former manager of Sonali Bank main branch in Bagerhat district from Nur Nagar area in Khulna city. He was arrested for misappropriating around TK 4.50 crore. The arrestee was recognized as Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 55-year-old, in Baintola union of Rampal upazila in Bagerhat district. Mujibur along with a senior official- Sheikh Mahfizur Rahman- misappropriated TK 4 crore 49 lakh from the accounts of 150 clients of the bank making false papers during 2012-2015. They were suspended in December 2015. On October 2015, a case was filed against Mujibur ...

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Moudud have to vacate the Gulshan house


MNA Editorial Desk: BNP leader Moudud Ahmed have to vacate the Gulshan house, where he is living using the name of his brother, as the Supreme Court yesterday scuffled a High Court verdict that had ordered the authorities to alter the house land. The Appellate Division bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday also scrapped a case continuing filed for Moudud and his brother Monjur Ahmed’s alleged connection in grabbing the land of the Tk. 300 crore house. “After the verdict, I think it is clear that they have been staying there as grabbers. ...

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