As we praise our police for arresting staffs of the Titas Gas along with a local electrician for the gas-linked blast in a Narayanganj mosque. In another incident, the elite Rapid Action Battalion arrested the driver of the former Director General of corruption-ridden Health Services.
In fact, we need to rethink why such corruption takes place and the Anti-Corruption Commission have their hands full.
Those being quizzed and sometimes detained for graft are present everywhere in our society, especially in government offices.
The driver of the former health boss was arrested and the RAB unearthed his hidden wealth or may we call it the Maharaja’s booty! He is the owner of at least 24 flats and three independent houses or maybe more. It sounds unbelievable!
Then we need to ask ourselves, the majority of journalists if nobody else, what have we done in our life. We are quite sure none has been able to acquire so much wealth in cash or kind.
These people, the lower tier staffs of Titas Gas, the electrician and the driver, are the torchbearers of graft of those senior officers. Finding that their bosses mostly get away despite amassing huge wealth and stashing them abroad, these staffs take a free ride on the same lines.
Thus it is important to punish those who are responsible to keep their departments graft-free and ensure proper monitoring of their services they provide to the tax paying people.
We urge our detectives not only to punish these men, but also those who have allowed such malpractices to take place.
The questions are why they allow such wrongdoings? The answer will be that in most cases they have some interest — financial or otherwise.