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ACC arrests DIG (prisons) of Sylhet, seizes Tk80 lakh

  • Published at 05:56 pm July 28th, 2019
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File photo of Partha Gopal Banik Collected

ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Sylhet Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of prison Partha Gopal Banik from his residence in Dhaka’s Green Road area.

The arrest came after a drive conducted at his residence which resulted in the seizure of Tk80 lakh, the source of which could not be determined.

Confirming the matter, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said: “The DIG was arrested after a drive conducted on Sunday by ACC Director Mohammed Yusuf.”

Earlier in the day, DIG Partha appeared before the ACC after being summoned over graft allegations.

He was allegedly involved in corruption and other irregularities while serving as DIG (prisons) of Chittagong Range previously.

ACC Director Yusuf said: “We interrogated DIG Partha from 10am to 1:30pm, after which an ACC team conducted a drive at his Green Road residence, and found this huge amount of what we suspect is graft money.”

He could not say where he got the money from, Director Yusuf added.

He furthered: “The Green Road flat is registered to his mother-in-law, but she never lived there. His car is registered to a friend, but is used by his family. The caretaker of the building said it belongs to him.”