May 25, 2024, 1:01 pm

Staff Correspondent

2024-04-09 13:12:35 BdST

Allegations against Benazir'ACC to act upon credible docket'

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will take action against Benazir Ahmed, former Inspector General of Police (IGP), if it gets any credible documents on his misdeeds.

In response to media queries, Khurshid Alam Khan, a counsel for the anti-graft body, disclosed this on the Supreme Court premises on Monday.

He said, "Action will be taken against him (Mr Benazir) when authentic and credible documents come into our hands. We have been notified about the reports published in a newspaper regarding him."

"However, the commission (ACC) will take the final decision," added the lawyer.

He further said, "There is an obligation that if the information found logical and credible, the commission will take action. The information that comes through the newspaper reports must be scrutinised."

"We have to go forward about these kinds of matters after a detailed analysis. We have to see how credible and true they (reports published in newspapers) are."

Asked whether the ACC was acting slowly regarding allegations published against the former IGP, Mr Khan said, "It needs time to collect documents after its publication in a newspaper."

"We have to wait for some time. We have to collect documents and have to see whether these are credible or not. Person is not a factor, factor is documents."

A national Bangla daily recently published a series of reports on amassing wealth by former Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed.

The reports narrated how Mr Benazir accumulated huge assets, which were not consistent with his income as a civil servant.

The ex-IGP has since become the talk of the town.

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