HC allows investigation into ACC cases by plaintiff

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:30, Dec 09,2020


The High Court on Tuesday rejected the writ petition that challenged the legality of investigation into corruption cases, filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission, by the plaintiff.

The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order clearing the commission’s way to follow its existing rules on filing and investing the cases by the same commission officials, lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan told New Age.  

Former Ekushey Television channel chairman Abdus Salam filed the writ petition challenging the legality of Rule 24 of the Anti-Corruption Commission Rules 2007 that empowered the commission to appoint an officer with the dual responsibility of a complainant and investigation officer in corruption cases.

Salam, now on bail, also sought a wealth statement case filed against him on the grounds that the case was filed by a commission official who was later appointed as the investigation officer.

Lawyer Shahdeen Malik with his junior Monjurul Alam appeared for Salam.

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