The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has planned to initiate probes against 16 senior government officials, including secretaries, who reportedly managed freedom fighter (FF) certificates without following the due process.
"There're allegations that 16 senior public officials have managed FF certificates to extend their job period although they hadn't claimed themselves to be freedom fighters when they joined jobs," ACC secretary Maksudul Hasan Khan told the ACC's monthly press briefing at its media centre in the capital on Thursday.
He said the national anti-graft body will look into the corruption allegations and urged journalists to help the ACC by providing information relating to the allegations.
Maksudul Hasan also informed the press briefing that the ACC is currently carrying out inquires against its nine officials who allegedly obtained FF certificates illegally. "A probe team of the Commission has been asked to submit its report on the allegation within a month."
About money laundering, he said the ACC has strengthened its capacity to conduct probes into the allegations of money laundering. "We've already sent 14 mutual legal assistance requests (MLARs) abroad seeking information about the siphoning off money. We're waiting to receive information from abroad." ?UNB