ACC initiates probe against 18 hajj agencies

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DHAKA, Aug 31, 2017 (BSS) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today started investigation into irregularities against 18 hajj agencies.

“We have got allegations of irregularities against 18 hajj agencies. The commission has already started investigation into the matter,” deputy director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told BSS today.

ACC deputy director Zulfiqar Ali has been entrusted with conducting investigation into the matter while Director General (DG) Muhammad Munir Chowdhury will supervise the entire matter, he also said.

Earlier a general diary was filed with Bimanbandar Police Station as 98 persons had failed to go to Saudi Arabia for performing hajj even after getting visas due to irregularities committed by 18 hajj agencies.

The parliamentary standing committee earlier asked for necessary
measures to identify the hajj agencies and suggested exemplary punishment including cancellation of licenses against them.

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