ACC launches probe against food grain hoarders for recent price hike

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Dhaka, September 27: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday initiated a probe against the hoarders responsible for the recent price hike of food grains, particularly rice.The Commission has already formed a three-member body to carry out the probe against the hoarders, ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.

The probe body members are ACC deputy director Md Ahamaruzzaman, assistant director Salauddin and deputy assistant director Md Saiduzzaman.

According to official sources, the ACC recently received a number of allegations that many hoarders in collusion with a section of food officials are involved in illegal food hoarding across the country.

At a function on Tuesday, ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood said they had decided to probe the allegations of illegal stockpiling of foods by hoarders in connivance with a section of food department officials.

“We’ve received allegations against a section of food officials of taking undue advantages from some hoarders over the illegal stockpiling of foods and decided to probe the matter,” he told a discussion in Rangamati district.

The ACC chief said the commission will take exemplary legal actions against the government officials and hoarders involved in illegal stockpiling of foods aiming to shoot up their prices and thus make quick money.

Source: UNB