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ACC probes not public eyewash, says ACC Secy
Publish Date : 2014-02-18,  Publish Time : 23:05,  View Count : 14
The Anti Corruption Commission's (ACC) investigation into ill-gotten wealth, of ministers and MPs, is no 'eyewash', says ACC Secretary Faizur Rahman Chowdhury.
The watchdog against corruption has been investigating wealth statements of some prominent politicians, he told reporters in a monthly briefing.
"The ACC started these probes on its own. It is no eyewash. We are not eye specialists."
The ACC began investigating some former ministers and current MPs after reports about their 'unexpected increase in wealth' surfaced in the media.
They are former Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque, former State Minister for Housing and Public Works Abdul Mannan Khan, former State Minister for Water Resources Mahbubur Rahman, MPs Aslamul Haque, Abdur Rahman Bodi and Enamul Haque.
The decision to probe BNP MPs Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anee and Moshiur Rahman, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Miah Golam Parwar and Jamiat-e-Olamay-e-Islam Secretary General Mufti Mohammad Wakkas were undertaken for similar reasons.
"We are investigating the assets of 10 influential politicians. We are also checking on assets of some more. We won't reveal anything now for the sake of the investigations."
The ACC will inform the media about their findings in 'due time', Chowdhury said.

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