DIG Mizan suspended

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 23:24, Jun 25, 2019 | Updated : 23:34, Jun 25, 2019

Suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman

Deputy Inspector General of Police Mizanur Rahman has been suspended a day after being prosecuted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for amassing illegal wealth.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Bangla Tribune late on Tuesday (Jun 25) that the official order will be issued soon.
On Monday (Jun 24), the ACC has filed a case against Mizan, his wife, brother and nephew accusing them of amassing illegal wealth.
The graft watchdog said it has found evidence of his illegal assets worth over Tk 30.7 million.
It also summoned the police officer to its headquarters on Jul 1 for questioning over giving Tk 4 million in bribes to ACC Director Enamul Basir.
In a recent television interview, DIG Mizan claimed that Basir, who was in charge of probing him, took bribes from him promising that he would be given a clean chit.
Basir, who was later suspended, also divulged information during the investigation, according to ACC officials.
Audio clips of mobile conversations between DIG Mizan and Enamul Basir were aired on television.
On Thursday (Jun 20), a Dhaka court ordered attachment of all assets of Mizan and a freeze on his bank accounts upon a petition by the ACC.
In its plea, the anti-graft agency said that “assets made through illicit means” may be siphoned off the country.
Earlier, Mizan was withdrawn from Dhaka Metropolitan Police as its additional commissioner when allegations surfaced against him of abducting a woman and marrying her forcibly.