ACC going after corrupt govt officials

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:01, Dec 06, 2018 | Updated : 17:43, Dec 06, 2018

This undated file photo shows Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood speaks to media at his office in Dhaka.The Anti-Corruption Commission’s intelligence unit has been gathering information on the corrupt civil servants, says Chairman Iqbal Mahmood.
“Corruption has not dropped as expected and it’s fading the development and the democracy of the developing countries like Bangladesh,” Mahmood said on Thursday (Dec 6).
The ACC chief spoke at a view exchange meeting with the media personalities at his city office on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day.
Mahmood said, “The ACC has arrested more than 600 people over the past three years and brought nearly 50 government officials to book on charges of taking bribes.
“The Commission has filed charges in 5,520 graft cases between 2007 and 2018 including 1,317 lawsuits, in which the accused faced punishment,” he said.
Mahmood said, “The ACC received nearly 18,000 complaints in 2017and another 12,000 till November 2018.
“As many as 1,944,220 calls have been received through the ACC’s hotline (106) between Jul 27, 2017 and Nov 30, 2018,” he added.