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Why there will be graft despite salary rise, HC questions

June 25, 2019 00:00:00

Questioning why there will be corruption and bribery even after doubling the salaries of government officials and employees, the High Court said on Monday there must be an end to the menace, reports UNB.

"Corruption can in no way be allowed," the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam said while hearing a writ petition.

It also wanted to know what steps have been taken against registered but unfit vehicles and drivers who failed to renew their registration and licences.

The court asked the authorities concerned to submit a report with information on the registered but unfit vehicles and their drivers and owners in details within one month.

The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) chairman and director of its Road Safety Division will have to submit a progress report after implementing the court order.

"What do police do when an unfit vehicle is seen plying roads? We've to bring everything under a system," the court said, fixing July 23 for the next hearing.

Earlier in the day, BRTA's Road Safety Division Director Mahbub-E-Rabbani appeared before the court in compliance with its order issued on March 23.

Barrister Moin Firozi and Rafiul Islam stood for the BRTA while Deputy Attorney General AKM Aminuddin Manik represented the state.

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