Government spends Tk.30 lakh to conduct a Tk.50000 corruption case

District Correspondent,, Dhaka
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Anwar Hossain Hawlader, secretary of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), said it sometimes costs the state Tk. 20-30 lakh to conduct a corruption case worth only Tk. 50,000.

He was speaking as the chief guest at a view exchange meeting with all divisional level officials of Rajshahi division and members of Rajshahi Metropolitan Anti-Corruption Committee on Saturday (September 11) afternoon. The meeting was held in the conference room of Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner's Office.

The ACC secretary said the Prime Minister's idea was that government employees would be corrupt if they were in financial trouble. From that idea, she gave high pay scale to government officials in 2015. Even then it was not possible to reduce corruption from the country.

He said it was unimaginable how much corruption had taken place during the corona period with various relief items. Corruption cannot be reduced by working 250-300 people for 17 crore people. Everyone must be vocal against corruption.

Additional Divisional Commissioner Ziaul Haque presided over the meeting. Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajshahi Range Joydev Kumar Bhadra, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Rajshahi 1st Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Sabbir Ahmed and all the divisional level officers of Rajshahi division were present in the meeting.