Sunday, 08 April 2018 12:20

Anti-Corruption Laws in Bangladesh:

 

The Parliament of Bangladesh has enacted the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) (Amendment) Act 2016. ACC (Amendment) Act 2016 introduced the provisions of the police investigation in relation to offences under Section 420, 467, 468, 471 and 477A.

However, Section 420, 467, 468, 471 and 477A shall be a matter for investigation by the ACC, only in the case where the alleged property is a government property, or alleged person is a government official while discharging his official duty, bank-employees or employers, employees or employers of any financial institute while discharging his official duty. Therefore, as per the ACC (Amendment) Act 2016 entails that a complainant can make a complaint in the form of first information report (F.I.R) at the police station for offences under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 477A except those alleged property is a government property, or alleged person is a government official while discharging his official duty, bank-employees or employers, employees or employers of any financial institute while discharging his official duty.

Thereafter, after taking the complaint in the form of F.I.R the police will investigate the matter and submit a report in the court. ACC (Amendment) Act 2016 empowers the Magistrate Courts to deal with cases under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 477A. As per the ACC (Amendment) Act 2016, a person can make a complaint for any offence under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 477A in the form of a Complaint Petition at the Magistrate Court except those alleged property is a government property, or alleged person is a government official while discharging his official duty, bank-employees or employers, employees or employers of any financial institute while discharging his official duty. In case of any offence under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 477A by  any government official, bank-employees or employers, employees or employers of any financial institute, ACC shall investigate the cases and file the cases in the court if necessary. The Act provides the legal framework for an independent commission to ensure transparency in the public sector and also for taking up cases of corruption against Government officials while discharging his official duty, bank-employees or employers, employees or employers of any financial institute while discharging his official duty.

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