The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has appointed detectives in its 22 combined district offices to investigate illegal assets amassed by local godfathers – and bring the criminals to justice.
The commission issued an order in this respect on Tuesday.
The 22 detectives, ranked as assistant directors, will cover all 64 districts – under eight directors – ACC Spokesperson Pranab Bhattacharjee told The Business Standard.
The officials will work under the direct supervision of the anti-graft commission.
They will submit reports on the findings about those who have earned illegal wealth at the district level and will use codes to send that information to the commission.
After verifying the information in the reports, the ACC will ensure criminals are punished.
Chairman of the anti-graft body Iqbal Mahmood told The Business Standard that they usually begin enquiries by getting information from different secondary sources. Now, the ACC wants to get fresh information from its own sources. The intelligence information will be instrumental to the ACC's enquiries.
ACC questions 2 leaders of PWD contractors' association
The ACC quizzed two leaders of the Public Works Department (PWD) Contractors' Association as part of its probe into allegations that the two accumulated wealth outside of their declared income sources.
A team – headed by the director of ACC, Syed Iqbal Hossain – questioned PWD Contractors' Association President Mushfiqur Rahman Khan Hannan and General Secretary Shahe Alam, on Tuesday, from 10.30am to 4pm.
ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said that they were being questioned over their possession of illegal wealth as well as their connections with the alleged Jubo League leader GK Shamim, and others, who were arrested in a purge operation last year.