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Pakistani ex-president arrested in money laundering case

Islamabad, Jun 10 (AP/UNB) — Pakistan’s anti-graft body on Monday arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case that has shaken the country. The development came hours after a court in Islamabad rejected a request by Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur for an extension of their bail that ... Read More »

ACC director handling DIG Mizanur’s case suspended

Dhaka, Jun 10 – Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) temporarily suspended its director Khandaker Enamul Basir on allegations of leaking information in violation of the rules. According to a report broadcast on private TV channel ATN News yesterday (June 9), ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir accepted a bribe of Tk 40 lakh ahead of a search conducted against DIG Mizanur Rahman, who ... Read More »

ACC govt’s ‘deadly weapon’ to suppress opposition: BNP

Dhaka, May 22 (UNB) – Taking a swipe at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for its ‘inaction’ over the reported corruption in the housing project of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, BNP on Wednesday alleged that the statutory body is only being used as a ‘deadly weapon’ to suppress the opposition. “Though the allegation of massive corruption in Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant ... Read More »

Mamun given 7 years in money laundering case

Dhaka, April 24 – A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s friend and business partner Gias Uddin Al Mamun to seven-year imprisonment and fined Tk 12 crore in a money laundering case. Mamun, who was made accused in 13 other cases, has already been convicted and sentenced to 20 years in jail in three cases, two of ... Read More »

Privatization promotes collusion and corruption

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 23 2019 (IPS) – At the risk of reiterating what should be obvious, the question of private or public ownership is distinct from the issue of competition or market forces. Despite the misleading claim that privatization promotes competition, it is competition policy, not privatization, that promotes competition. Privatization the problem, not the solutionInstead, privatization has typically been ... Read More »

Niko graft case hearing against Khaleda on May 6

Dhaka, April 24 – The Special Judge Court-9 of Dhaka on Tuesday fixed May 6 to hold next hearing on the charge framing in the Niko Graft case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 10 others. Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of the court deferred the date of hearing following the time petition filed by Khaleda Zia’s lawyers. But the ... Read More »

Niko graft hearing against Khaleda again on April 23

Dhaka, April 10 – A Dhaka court on Wednesday fixed April 23 to hold next hearing on the charge framing in Niko Graft case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Special Judge Court-9 of Dhaka deferred the date as Khaleda Zia was admitted at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital for treatment. Later Khaleda ... Read More »

Justice Sinha’s corruption case report submission deferred

Dhaka, April 07 – A Dhaka court on Sunday deferred the submission probe report in a graft case filed against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar (SK) Sinha. Magistrate Sattyabrata Sikder of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka fixed May 16 for submission of the report in the case, as the Investigation Officer of the case, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) ... Read More »

Ex-Customs Commissioner sent to jail on illegal property charge

Dhaka, April 01 – A Dhaka court on Monday sent a former Customs Commissioner and former member of Customs, Excise and VAT Appellate Tribunal to the jail in a graft case filed for acquiring illegal property. The Metropolitan Sessions Judge of Dhaka, KM Imrul Kayes passed the order rejecting the accused Mohammad Nurul Islam’s bail plea. On October 2, last ... Read More »

Niko graft case next hearing against Khaleda after 9 days

Dhaka, April 01 – A special judge court of Dhaka on Monday shifted the charge hearing in Niko corruption case to April 10. BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia could not be placed before the court for hearing on charge framing in the Niko graft case on Monday as she was taken to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital ... Read More »

Corruption-free BD depends on politicians: B Chy

Dhaka, Mar 28 (UNB) – President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Thursday said Bangladesh lacks a pro-people and corruption-free administration. Speaking at a discussion, he also said the country will completely be free from corruption if politicians do not indulge it. “The country needs a pro-people administration unlike Pakistani and British ones. We won’t get ... Read More »

ACC to seek stay on production of Jaha Alam movie

Dhaka, March 18 – The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC is going to file a petition with the High Court today (Tuesday) seeking a stay order on making of a film based on the story of the wrongly imprisoned Jaha Alam. ACC lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan yesterday told reporters at the Supreme Court premises that the commission would file a ... Read More »

Dhaka Land Acquisition Officer sent to jail

Dhaka, Feb 19 – Land acquisition officer of Dhaka Deputy Commissioner’s office and six others were yesterday sent to the jail in five cases filed against them for misappropriating Tk 2 crore making forged documents. The accused persons are Land Acquisition Officer Chowdhury Golam Mortuja and six others whose identity is yet to be detected They surrendered before the court ... Read More »