DHAKA, Feb 29 (BSS) - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is soon going to take legal actions against 27 people including some government officials, who did not get clemency from the Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) even after they made voluntary confession about their grafts.
ACC at a recent meeting had decided to take legal actions
against the people who got mercy from the TAC as well as against
those who did not get mercy from the TAC, sources in the
The meeting decided to initiate legal actions against 27
people who did not get mercy from the TAC by March 12 while
against 448 others who get mercy from the TAC by June, the
"The commission has already started proceedings of taking
legal actions against the 27 people, who did not get mercy from
the TAC," ACC Director General (admin) and its spokesman Farrukh
Ahmed told BSS today.
"We will also take legal measures against the self-
proclaimed 448 corrupts, who got mercy from the TAC, in line with
the apex court verdict that declared illegal the mercy given to
them by TAC," he said.
TAC did not provide 27 people with mercy even after they
confessed their corruption as they did not give correct
information about their grafts to the commission, ACC sources
They gave irrelevant statements and even were not present
during the proceedings of TAC, the sources said.
The lone anti-graft watchdog has started the process of
taking legal actions against 27 people from the very beginning
from where TAC had ended its proceedings, the sources said.
Immediately after dissolution of TAC, the evidence regarding
corruption of 27 people was sent to the Law Ministry and the
ministry sent those to ACC with suggestion of taking legal
actions against them.
The ministry also sent the list of 448 people, who got mercy
from TAC to ACC for taking legal actions.
TAC started its journey on August 3, 2008 during the
immediate past caretaker government with a five-month tenure and
got dissolved in January, 2009.
In a verdict, the High Court said the ordinance, that formed
the commission, destroyed the constitution's basic concept.