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ACC chief: Extensive probes into graft allegations in procurement

Corruption must be stopped in public procurements through proper investigations, Mahmood says

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood has stressed the need for conducting extensive probes into the alleged graft in public procurement.

He made the remark while addressing the concluding ceremony of a workshop titled “Training on Public Procurement and Practices for ACC Officials,” held at the ACC headquarters on Monday.

The ACC chairman urged its officials to work sincerely in order to ensure 100% conviction rate in graft cases, reports BSS.

He said: “Procurement related graft allegations are highly discussed in Bangladesh. We often read the graft news in public procurement, which tarnishes the dignity of the country’s people.”

There are allegations that the authorities concerned do high estimates in many procurement proposals aiming to swindle public money, he said, adding that it must be stopped at any cost.

Mahmood requested the ACC officials to apply the knowledge that they gained from the training in conducting probes into the graft allegations in public procurements.

“Corruption must be stopped in public procurements through proper investigations into the graft allegations and overall prosecution,” he said.

Mahmood also directed the ACC officials to conduct proper investigation, submit accurate charge sheets, and present witness and evidence before courts to ensure 100% conviction rate in graft cases.

ACC Director Generals Md Ali Noor and AKM Sohel, and Director Sheikh Md Fanafillah, among others, were present in the event.

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