She allegedly accumulated money by facilitating bails of many accused, including former Jubo League leader GK Shamim
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has interrogated Deputy Attorney General Jannatul Ferdousi Rupa over corruption allegations against her.
ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Ibrahim on Wednesday grilled her for two hours, starting from 2pm, at the commission's headquarters in the city's Segunbagicha area.
The ACC on 28 October last year issued a notice against Rupa, asking her to appear before it on 4 November to place her statement about the alleged accumulation of wealth beyond her known sources of income.
According to the notice, Rupa had allegedly amassed wealth beyond known income sources through irregularities, corruption, abuse of power, bribery, and forgery.
The notice also said the ACC had received an allegation that she had accumulated money by facilitating bails of many accused, including former Jubo League leader GK Shamim.
Later, on 4 November, Rupa did not appear before the ACC, showing the ground of her illness.
Meanwhile, she filed a writ petition with the High Court on 1 November 2020, challenging the legality of the ACC notice.
The next day, the High Court refused to hear the petition, asking her to appear before the court.
The court, in its observation, said the ACC can serve notices to anyone to appear before it for interrogation over corruption allegations.
It also ordered Rupa to appear before the anti-graft body by 27 January this year.
After facing the ACC quizzing, Rupa told the media all the allegations brought against her are false and she had placed a written explanation to the ACC regarding the matter.
"An officer of the deputy attorney general rank has no such power to influence a court order," she said.