ACC officials protest removal of officer Sharif

Officials and employees of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday organised a human chain to protest the firing of its deputy assistant director Sharif Uddin.

]The human chain was held in front of the ACC office at noon. Earlier, they submitted a memorandum to the ACC secretary Mahbub Hossain.

The ACC yesterday sacked officer Sharif with immediate effect for his alleged involvement in various irregularities including torturing a CIP businessman in Cox’s Bazar by implicating him in a false case.

Syed Nazrul Islam, a deputy director of the ACC, who took part in the human chain, told reporters that his colleague was removed in action under section 54 (2) yesterday.

He said the Sharif has been unfairly removed.

“We are going through a number of problems while conducting investigation. Hopefully our commissioners will look into our problems rationally,” he said.

He further added that a criminal procedure based on Invisibility and Inquiry cannot be rushed. Many unfair things happen to officers and employees, including lack of security.

Mentioning the clause as unconstitutional and under-trial issue, the officials and employees also demanded cancellation of removal order from Sharif.

They also said that they worked to bring the corrupt under the law, regardless of who they are, to implement the vision and mission of the Commission.

The office order of the ACC said that Sharif Uddin would be removed from his post as per the rule 54 (2) of the ACC (staff) rules, 2008. He will get 90 days salary and other benefits.

Earlier on 16 June last year, the ACC Director Monirul Islam vide an office order transferred 21 officials including Sharif Uddin to Patuakhali from Chattogram. Sharif Uddin was much criticized for his wrongdoings and irregularities during the anti-corruption drive in Chattogram in 2020-21.

Source: United News of Bangladesh