DNC activities under ACC radar
DNC activities under ACC radarThe Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has increased its surveillance on the activities of the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC), aiming to check corruption and irregularities in the anti-drug agency.
A three-member team of the Commission, led by its director Belal Hossain, paid a surprise visit to the department's head office in the capital on Monday.
The team members held a meeting with senior officials of the anti-drug agency to indentify whether there is any misuse of public money, any corruption or irregularity in giving clearance to export and import of drugs, and licence to narcotics sale, ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.
DNC director general Khandakar Rakibur Rahman, its deputy director general Parimal Kumar Dev, and directors Md Atahar Ali and KM Tariqul Islam were, among others, present at the meeting.
Pranab said the ACC has a number teams, which conduct probes into institutional corruptions and one of these teams, made the surprise visit to the department's head office on Monday.
Earlier, the national anti-graft agency received allegations that drugs traders in association with a section of DNC officials rampantly selling narcotic items, including yaba, heroin and hemp (ganja), which turns epidemic in the country.