May 17, 2022, 3:44 am
Abdullah Al Mamun: Although 21 months have passed since the case was filed in Chapainawabganj, the investigation officer has not submitted the investigation report yet. The investigating officer of the case and the deputy director and investigating officer of the Integrated District Office Anti-Corruption Commission Rajshahi have been directed to appear in person by September next year and submit separate explanations including the reasons for the delay.
Chapainawabganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Humayun Kabir passed the order on Tuesday afternoon.
According to court sources, on January 27, 2020, after the CR 17/2020 case was filed, the Assistant Director directed the court to investigate along with the Anti-Corruption Commission Rajshahi and a copy of the order was sent to the Assistant Director Integrated District Office, Anti-Corruption Commission, Rajshahi. Although 12 deadlines have elapsed since the investigating officer took charge, the investigating officer has not submitted the investigation report of the case till today, nor did he mention the reason for the delay.
More than once the court was directed to submit an investigation report. Last Monday, the court was asked to report on the progress of the investigation.
The court’s observation further said that the Anti-Corruption Commission Rajshahi, comprising Deputy Director and Assistant Director, had shown extreme negligence and irresponsibility as it could not complete the investigation of the case even after a long time had elapsed. In view of this, the Magistrate directed the Investigation Officer and the Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission Rajshahi to appear before the court in person on the next scheduled date i.e. 22nd September AD.