The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a chargesheet against Partha Gopal Banik, deputy inspector general (DIG Prisons) of Sylhet Central Jail, who was suspended on allegations of bribery and money laundering.
ACC Assistant Director Md Salahuddin submitted the chargesheet on Monday.
Confirming the matter, Metropolitan Public Prosecutor Abdullah Abu said, "Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes has seen the chargesheet. The court has fixed August 31 as the date for receiving the chargesheet."
It is stated in the chargesheet, inspection of the scene during the investigation, collection of records and interrogation of the person concerned in the case revealed that the accused Partha Gopal, during his tenure in the government service, misused his power and illegally earned Tk 80 lakh through various irregularities, corruption and bribery.
He hid the money at his residence for the purpose of smuggling abroad without depositing it in any reputed bank.
On July 28, 2019, at one point of interrogating him at the ACC head office on allegations of irregularities and corruption in the jail, the ACC team conducted a drive.
In the afternoon, the ACC recovered Tk 80 lakh from Partha Gopal's flat in Dhanmondi area. He was arrested after that. The next day, on July 29, the ACC filed a case at the Dhaka Integrated District Office-1. He was later shown arrested. The next day, the court ordered to send to him to jail. He has been in jail ever since.