An application was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking a rule upon the government to conduct an enquiry into an alleged corruption in recruitment of 1,173 employees in BASIC Bank during the chairmanship of Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu.
Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Titus Hillol Rema filed the application attaching with it the copies of stories run by a national daily and a private television channel regarding the alleged corruption.
In his application, Advocate Rema has requested the High Court to call for the audit report submitted to the Comptroller and Auditor General's office regarding the appointments. He has also prayed to the court to summon Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu to appear before it for his explanation over the issue.
The cabinet secretary, the secretary to the bank and financial institutions division of the finance ministry, the Bangladesh Bank governor, the comptroller and auditor general, the chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission, the chairman of Basic Bank, and Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu have been named as defendant in the writ petition.
Advocate Rema said that the High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir might hold a hearing on the application on Monday.