ACC grills ex-IG prisons

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:12, Aug 26,2019


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday interrogated former inspector general of prisons Syed Iftekhar Uddin pertaining to an investigation on the graft allegations against Sylhet deputy inspector general of prisons Partha Gopal Banik.

The commission director, Mohammad Yousuf, interrogated him in ACC head office at Segunbagicha in the capital, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

Emerging from the interrogation, Iftekhar told reporters that the ACC questioned him about the irregularities committed by Partha Gopal as it occurred at Chattogram Jail during his tenure.

Iftekhar said that he gave his statement after ACC asked him whether he, as an administrator, failed to resist Partha from doing criminal activities from a prison.

On July 28, the ACC arrested Partha Gopal after it found Tk 80 lakh at his Dhaka’s Kalabagan house.

Partha Gopal was arrested after he had recently transferred to Sylhet from Chattogram.

Partha Gopal came under ACC net when a home ministry investigation found involvement of him and 48 others, including two senior jail superintendents and seven deputy jailers, in corruption activities.

Home ministry launched the investigation to investigate the irregularities of suspended jailer of Chattogram central jail Sohel Rana Biswas.

On October 26, 2018, Chittagong prison jailer Sohel Rana was arrested in a Mymensingh-bound train with around Tk 44.34 lakh in cash, Tk 2.5 crore in FDR, Tk 1.30 crore in cash.

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