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ACC to probe graft allegations against food officials, hoarders

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Health Desk—Sept 27, 2017: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday decided to investigate the allegations of corruption against officials of food department and hoarders.

ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood said, “We have received allegations that a section of food officials is taking undue advantage from some hoarders over illegal stockpile of foods. We have decided to probe the matter”.

“Some food department officials and hoarders in collusion with each other were hoarding food, including rice, illegally.

The officials of food department have taken immoral benefits through bribery and corruption.”

 The commission will conduct a full-fledged investigation against them under “The Essential Articles (Price Control and Anti-Hoarding) Act”, he said.

The ACC chief came up with the remarks while addressing a discussion titled “Corruption free public service: the nature of corruption allegations” with district level officials.

The discussion was held at 10:00am at the conference room of Rangamati deputy commissioner (DC) while DC Manzurul Mannan presided over it. A number of officials of Rangamati district and ACC Secretary Dr Md Shamsul Arefin were present at the programme.

Warning the dishonest food officials and hoarders, the ACC chairman said, “The commission will take exemplary legal actions against the government officials and hoarders involved in illegal stockpiling of foods.”