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>200 plus graft cases against bigwigs challenged in HC

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>OVER 200 cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and National Board of Revenue (NBR) against some high-profile politicians and businessmen have been challenged in the High Court (HC), Ashutosh Sarkar writes in The Daily Star.
Most of these cases have same charges of amassing ill-gotten wealth, concealing wealth information, taking bribes and evasion of income taxes.
ACC counsel advocate Khursid Alam Khan recently told The Daily Star the commission has filed all the cases on the basis of documents and papers. But most of the co-accused, who are charged for abetting the prime accused in committing corruption, are getting bail in the cases, he added.
“The allegation is not correct that ACC maintains pick-and-chose policy in arresting the accused. Many accused are freely moving, but ACC doesn’t instantly arrest them,” he said.
Trial of the cases are pending with 12 special judges’ courts set up at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban complex. Currently, at least 60 cases are running in these courts.


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