Staff Correspondent: The High Court (HC) has directed to investigate the irregularities and corruption of ten recruitment agencies which had been engaged in labour recruitment from Bangladesh to Malaysia.
The inter-ministerial committee, which was formed as per an HC order, has been asked to submit the probe report before the court by July 18.
The court also rejected an application filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission seeking its direction upon the government to remove its name from the probe committee.
The High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order after hearing a writ-petition in this regard on Wednesday.
Barrister Rashna Imam stood for the writ petitioner and Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Haq Tutul stood for the state.
Barrister Rashna Imam said the government has formed the nine-member probe committee including the ACC on February 10 this year to investigate the irregularities and corruption of ten recruitment agencies.
The High Court on October 29, last year directed the government to form an inter-ministerial committee to investigate the monopoly of 10 recruiting agencies and submit the probe report in six months.
The court came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by 10 deprived recruitment agencies.
The syndicate of 10 recruiting agencies was formed after Bangladesh and Malaysia had signed a recruitment deal -- G-to-G Plus -- in early 2016. It created a total monopoly to send workers to Malaysia.
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