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2024-05-30 09:43:22 BdST

Petition filed to ACC seeking probe into graft allegations against Gen Aziz

A Supreme Court lawyer has submitted an application to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) seeking to investigate the graft allegations against former Army chief of Bangladesh General Aziz Ahmed.

Advocate Salah Uddin Regan submitted the petition to the ACC headquarters in the capital's Segunbagicha on Wednesday afternoon.

Salah Uddin told the media that he will file a writ with the High Court if the anti-graft body does not initiate an inquiry against General Aziz.

Gen Aziz: US sanctions are of no use

The petition mentioned that the recent US sanctions against Aziz Ahmed on corruption charges, along with reports published in national daily newspapers, have tarnished the image of the Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh both nationally and internationally.

On May 20, the State Department publicly termed former Army Chief General (Retd) Aziz Ahmed “corrupt” due to his involvement in significant corruption.

They made the public announcement under Section 7031(c) of the Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act.

This is the first time any Bangladeshi has been publicly termed a “corrupt” person by the US administration.

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