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The ACC has started investigation against 71 officials of the housing authority

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  • 25 March, 2022 11:43:16

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News Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched an investigation against 61 officials, including former chairman of the National Housing Authority Bijan Kanti Sarkar, on allegations of recruitment trade. An inquiry into the matter began after the commission's decision on Thursday (March 24th). ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain has been made the head of the search team.

ACC Commissioner (Investigation) confirmed the matter. Mozammel Haque Khan said the search had just begun. Now it is up to the investigating officer. The investigating officer will decide how the data of the accused will be collected. According to the allegations taken during the ACC's tenure, in 2006 the Housing Authority appointed 71 officers to various posts including Deputy Assistant Engineers without heeding any regulations. The ACC also had allegations of bribery in the company. In order to verify the allegations and uncover the truth, the ACC officials first gathered information in disguise at the office of the National Housing Authority and spoke to the service recipients.

It is also learned that the National Housing Authority conducted an objective examination for the appointment of 61 officers in different posts. Candidates are prohibited from writing their names and roll numbers on the first page of the examination in spite of the prescribed table of names, serial numbers and positions. Instead they are provided with a separate white paper in which the candidates are asked to write their names and roll numbers. In addition to the question papers given to the examinees who took part in the morning, the same question papers were also given to the participants in the afternoon.

After receiving such complaints from the disqualified candidates, it was decided to conduct an inquiry on February 22, 2020. Immediately after this, necessary activities including appointment of investigation officer have been taken.

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