21 November 2023, 06:04 AM
Anti-Corruption Bureau to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). 19 years have passed in between. The Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) was launched on 21 November 2004 with the objective of combating, controlling, preventing and developing good practices.
After that, the only institution to combat and prevent state corruption entered its 20th year. The journey of the first commission started in 2004 under the leadership of Justice Sultan Hussain Khan. Then, respectively, former army chief Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury, Golam Rahman, Md. After Badiuzzaman and Iqbal Mahmud, Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah took over as chairman on 10 March 2021. Where the Commissioner is serving as the Commissioner of Investigation and Investigation Department Achia Khatun and Md. Zahurul Haque
On March 10, 2016, former senior secretary Iqbal Mahmud joined the ACC as chairman. He retired from the commission in 2021 after serving five years. At that time ACC created a precedent of arresting more than hundred accused every year. Later, after the commission headed by Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah took charge, the arrest of the accused was stopped. It is said that his commission has already passed more than two and a half years.
On the occasion of the 19th founding anniversary, an exchange meeting was organized with the media workers at the ACC head office on Tuesday (21 November) at noon.
On the other hand, after analyzing the data of the ACC for the last five years, it has been found that the cases and charge sheets of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against corruption and irregularities have decreased a lot. The accused in the corruption case has not been arrested. The institution could not meet the expectations of the people. On the contrary, there are allegations of releasing identified corrupt persons at various times.
But curbing corruption by taking punitive measures; ACC was supposed to meet the objectives of prevention of corruption by reviewing existing practices and prevention of corruption through education, development of good practices and awareness campaigns.