Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah, the new chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has said all-out steps would be taken to eradicate corruption.
Speaking to the media after taking office on Wednesday, he said he would work to eliminate corruption from the country.
To this end, he said he wants to bring transparency and accountability to the ACC first.
"We have specific laws to curb corruption and the ACC is built on those. Every law in Bangladesh includes provisions to prevent corruption. We will try to reduce or eradicate corruption by using those laws. We will try to fulfill our responsibilities according to the law," Moinuddin said.
He said delays in case investigations would be addressed and steps would be taken to ensure the proper application of law.
Responding to a question on the BASIC Bank scandal, the ACC chairman said they would look into why the investigation is not over yet.
He said there might be several reasons for the delay and they would also look into those.
Besides, steps would be taken to ensure that the investigation is not delayed further, he added.
Iqbal Mahmood's tenure as the ACC chairman and that of commissioner Aminul Islam ended on Tuesday. Apart from Moinuddin, former chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Md Jahurul Haque also took charge as a new ACC commissioner on Wednesday.
"It is true that a huge amount of money is being laundered and this is a big problem for the country. The ACC will play an active role so that no one can launder money in the future," Jahurul said.
"The commission will give utmost importance to stop money laundering and bring back the laundered money," he added.