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ACC forms committee to probe allegations against ex-IGP Benzir

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Published: 18:30, 22 April 2024

Update: 18:31, 22 April 2024

ACC forms committee to probe allegations against ex-IGP Benzir

Ex IGP Benazir Ahmed. File Photo

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) formed a committee to investigate the alleged corruption of former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed and his family.

ACC secretary Khorsheda Yeasmin informed the update at a briefing held at the headquarters of the Commission on Monday (22 April).

She said a report of illegal acquisition of wealth against former IGP Benazir Ahmed was published in a national daily newspaper on March 31 while similar complaints were published in some other electronic media on April 1 and 2.

Mentioning the reports, ACC secretary said proceedings were initiated under Rule No. 3 of the Anti-Corruption Commission Rules, 2007 regarding the complaints. 

She also said "The decision to investigate the fomer IGP was taken on April 18 in the first meeting after the long Eid Holiday."

According to the relevant laws and regulations, legal action will be taken by completing the investigation within the prescribed time frame, she added.

Earlier, a writ was filed in the High Court seeking a corruption probe into former IGP of Police Benazir Ahmed.

On Monday (April 22), Supreme Court lawyer Salahuddin Regan filed the writ in the relevant branch of the High Court. In the writ four persons including ACC chairman and secretary were made defendants.