The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is in favour of expansion of trap drives to the country's main revenue zones in a bid to effectively combat the graft practices at public offices.
The strategy is bringing an expected result in the country's corruption plagued state entities and discouraging illegal pay-off at the government offices, sources at the ACC said.
The newly formed anti graft body is insisting on setting up of their units at important revenue-earnings areas including Chittagong Port (CP), Chittagong Customs House (CCH), Dhaka Customs House (DCH), Benapole Land Customs (BLC) to tighten its trap strategy.
While talking to The Financial Express (FE) Thursday ACC Commissioner Monir Uddin Ahmed said that his organisation was thinking seriously to bring port and customs activities under strict surveillance.
"Although we are yet to get the government permission to set up of our offices at the prime revenue earning centres our monitoring of the activities of port and customs is going on smoothly," Monir Uddin said.
The ACC sources said that the trap strategy is proving effective in fighting against corruption in different areas.
"The trap operations at the centres of CP, CCH and BLC have helped discourage taking bribes," ACC Commissioner said expressing satisfaction over trap drives.
ACC officials said that taking of bribes had largely been stopped at the government offices due to the operation at the different public entities over a period of time.
The ACC in its first ever trap drive conducted on October 9 of the last year caught two employees and one official of the CCH while they were taking bribes. Later, the CCH authority sacked them for their involvement in taking bribes.
During the ACC drive in Chittagong, it also called a large number of files from the CP for investigation.
When asked about the progress of investigating of those files, ACC commissioner said that a team is working in this connection.