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Writ petition filed seeking reinstatement of ex-ACC official Sharif

Petitioner argues dismissal was illegal and unconstitutional under Section 54 (2) of the ACC Employment Rules 2008

Update : 14 Mar 2022, 12:32 PM

Sharif Uddin, a sacked officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on Sunday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking reinstatement in his job.

Advocate Mia Mohammad Ishtiaq filed the writ petition on behalf of Sharif.

The ACC chairman, ACC secretary, law secretary and public administration secretary were made respondents in the writ.

The petition sought HC’s declaration that the dismissal of Sharif was illegal and unconstitutional under Section 54 (2) of the ACC Employment Rules 2008.

The petition may be presented for hearing in a bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman on Monday or Tuesday, said Advocate Mia Mohammad.

Earlier on February 23, ten lawyers of the Supreme Court filed a writ petition seeking probe into the termination of Sharif.

The court set Tuesday for delivering the order of writ petition of 10 lawyers.

The ten SC lawyers are Mohammad Shishir Monir, Rezwana Ferdous, Jamilur Rahman Khan, Uttam Kumar Banik, Mustafizur Rahman, Tarequl Islam, Ahmed Abdullah Khan, Syed Mohammad Raihan, Saiful Islam and Noab Ali.

On February 16, the ACC issued a gazette notification firing Sharif from the post of deputy-assistant director of ACC, Patuakhali.

He also served as the ACC officer in Chittagong for three years and when he was in Chittagong, Sharif recommended submitting a charge sheet against 155 officials including police, admin cadre officials and political persons for allegedly embezzling Tk3.5 crore by acquiring land in Cox’s Bazar.

Sharif also filed a case against Chittagong City Corporation Ward Councilor, Union Parishad chairman of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar and police officers for providing National Identity Cards to Rohingyas and inserting them in the voter list.

He also filed a case against some people including high officials concerned of Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited (KGDCL), former Minister Nurul Islam’s son on June 10, 2021 for providing gas connections illegally.

Later, Sharif was transferred to Patuakhali from Chittagong.

He alleged that he also received death threats from someone for his anti-graft role.

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