ACC initiates inquiry against DAG Jannatul

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:38, Oct 30,2020


The Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated an inquiry against deputy attorney general Jannatul Ferdous Rupa on charge of accumulating illegal wealth receiving bribes from bail seekers, including controversial contractor GK Shamim.

The inquiry was initiated earlier this month and ACC deputy director Mohammad Ibrahim served a notice to her on Wednesday asking to appear in the commission on November 4 to face interrogation, an ACC director told New Age.

He said that the government law officer allegedly was also involved in misuse of power, managing bails through forged documents and amassing illegal wealth.

New Age found Jannatul’s phone off in several attempts for her comment about the allegation.

On March 8, the High Court in a suo moto order cancelled bails granted to the expelled Juba League leader, SM Golam Kibria Shamim, also known as GK Shamim, in arms and narcotic cases.

The move followed some newspaper reports published on the day about the bails granted to GK Shamim secretly.

On September 20, 2019 the Rapid Action Battalion arrested Shamim, also the owner of construction firm GK Builders at his Niketan office on charges of extortion and tender manipulation and seized a licensed pistol, ammunition, five bottles of wines, Tk 2 crore in cash and fixed deposit receipt for about Tk 165 crore.

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