The High Court on Monday issued a rule questioning why removing Tangail, Delduar upazila Awami League General Secretary M Shibly Sadik’s name from the probe on embezzling the TR-Kabikha project fund should not be declared illegal.
Bench of Justice M Nazrul Islam Talukder and KM Zahid Sarwar issued the rule during a hearing on writ petition filed in this regard.
The court asked six people including the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman, two commissioners, and Shibly Sadik, concerned investigation officer of the commission, to reply to the rule.
On Sunday, Supreme Court lawyer M Ashraful Islam filed a writ petition at the High Court challenging the exclusion of Shibly Sadik from the ACC's inquiry.
Advocate Syed Mamun Mahbub presented the petitioner’s side during the hearing today while Barrister Sazzad Hossain appeared for ACC.
ACC started an inquiry into AL leader Shibly on charges of embezzling Tk 27 lakhs from Test Relief (TR) and Kabikha project based on reports in the media in 2017.
On January 25, 2018, ACC dropped Shibly’s name from charges after finding no evidence and ended the investigation.
Lawyer M Ashraful Islam said, ACC dropped the investigation without inquiring how the government fund allocated for the TR-Kabikha project got deposited in Shibly’s personal bank account.
On June 23, the lawyer also appealed to the ACC chairman to investigate many other complaints of corruption and irregularities against the Tangail AL leader.