The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood has directed officials not to harass anyone without confirming allegations against them if a case has been filed.
The ACC chief directed the officials during a review meeting held at the ACC headquarter auditorium in Dhaka with different officials including combined district offices across the country on Thursday.
ACC Assistant Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said that directors from divisional offices presented activities from the previous years at the meeting.
Iqbal Mahmood said: “Every investigation must be quality assured and solid so that real criminals get 100% punishment.”
“Many who are convicted don't surrender after cases are filed by the ACC. The criminals move here and there avoiding cases. Various questions have to be addressed clearly in the investigation reports such as where the incidents took place, how, when, and who was involved among other things,” he remarked.
He said: “Every case must be completed within the deadline. Unfortunately people fail to meet the deadlines sometimes. Every case filed by the anti graft watchdog needs to be brought to trial. If the accused people move freely after a case has been filed by the ACC, then the country would get the wrong message about the organization.”
The Chairman also said: “Some miscreants have been committing extortion in the name of the ACC. The deceivers tarnished our image. So, the officials have to create awareness among the people at the root level. Besides, the members of the detective branch should investigate our officials too. Don’t behave rough with accused without sufficient proof.”