Mosque’s donation box used for ‘collecting bribes’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:32, Jul 25,2018 | Updated: 01:21, Jul 25,2018

 
 

Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday recovered a mosque’s donation box which was allegedly used for collecting bribes from the service seekers at Savar sub-registrar’s office in Dhaka.
Following a complaint, filed by an individual through ACC’s hotline-106, a six-member ACC team, led by its assistant director Jahangir Alam, conducted a drive at the sub-registrar’s office.
The team found a locked donation box of the sub-registry complex mosque at the record room of the sub-registrar’s office, said Jahangir Alam.
Later, the team handed over the box to the mosque management committee and asked sub-registrar Abu Taleb Sarkar, who joined at the office just three days ago, not to allow such box in the office room.
Jahangir Alam said that the employees claimed that they used the box to collect voluntary donation from people for regular maintenance of the mosque.
The team warned the employees of the office not to keep this kind of donation box inside the government office.
The team, however, did not open the box before giving it to the mosque management committee.
About the incident, ACC director general Mohammad Munir Chowdhury said that it was an unethical practice.
He further said ACC would continue such drives to raise awareness against corruption.

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