Defying summons by the parliamentary standing committee
on public undertakings, ex-chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission Lt
General (Retd) Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury and serving bosses of the watchdog
refrained from appearing in the committee's meeting at Sangsad Bhaban .
The standing committee served notices upon the ex-ACC
chairman Gen Mashhud, acting chairman Habibur Rahman, commissioner Manzur
Mannan and former ACC secretary Delwar Hossain to appear before the
parliamentary watchdog body during Sunday’s meeting to testify on the anti-graft watchdog
agency's activities in the last two years.
Taking exception to the defiant
stand taken by the crusaders against corruption, the standing-committee
chairman, Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, told reporters that the former and
incumbent ACC officials undermined parliament and violated the constitution by
not responding to the committee's call.