The Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated an inquiry against Banani police officer-in-charge BM Forman Ali, who came under heavy criticism recently over refusing to lodge a rape case, on charge of accumulating illegal wealth.
The commission started the inquiry after receiving an allegation that Forman and some other police
officers obtained memberships of Uttara Club Limited in the donor category through denoting at least Tk 65 lakh each, an ACC director general told New Age on Thursday.
Asked about the allegation, Forman told New Age that he was not aware of the ACC move and maintained that the allegation against him was not true.
When contacted, Uttara Club secretary Khaled Abdullah avoided making any comment on the issue.
The ACC official said that the commission had initiated the inquiry following recommendations by a three-member scrutiny committee.
An inquiry officer would be assigned in a day or two, the official added.
A probe committee, which was formed over the recent rapes of two university students at a Banani hotel in the capital, has found negligence in duty in tackling the situation by the Banani police.
Forman had often acted in favour of influential persons, alleged a number of victims who felt they had been denied justice.
In a display of negligence, officials said, Forman made headlines when he delayed recording the case of one of the Banani rape victims.
In another case, on March 3, a garment worker from Korail in the city went to the Banani police to file a general diary after
she had allegedly been assaulted by four influential local youths on her way home from work. After five hours of requesting assistance, the police eventually filed the GD in exchange for Tk 300, claimed the victim.
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