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ACC DG: The hotline received 32 lakh calls till now

  • Published at 10:02 pm October 15th, 2019
Anti Corruption Commission
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ACC has the highest number of conviction rate among law enforcing commissions, the DG claims

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has received some 32 lakh calls so far, after the introduction of the hotline 106 in 2017.

The Director General (ICT and Training) of the commission AKM Sohel revealed the number at the Human Rights Forum Bangladesh's (HRFB) national seminar on "One Year after UPR 2018: Where Are We?' at the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) auditorium on Tuesday.

The DG said: "We introduced the hotline to intensify our drive against corruption, and the commission received more than one lakh complaints in a month since it was opened in 2017."

He said everyone talks about the commissions' limitations but the performance of the commission should be discussed as well.  

ACC is improving rapidly in terms of completing its duty, and has the highest number of conviction rate among law enforcing commissions.

“We have a conviction rate of some 68% in the cases we have filed after investigation. In case of money laundering, the success rate stands at 80%,” KM Sohel added.

The DG said they are aware of their weaknesses, and has been providing quality training to their officials from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of India.

"We have expert manpower trained up for our forensics from The Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), which is the only Forensic university in the world," he furthered.

As part of combating the so called financial criminals, ACC is also hiring a significant number of people, which got the necessary approval from the government.