Phone conversation audio fabricated: Basir

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:32, Jun 11, 2019 | Updated : 15:15, Jun 12, 2019

Khandaker Enamul Basir. File PhotoSuspended Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) official Khandaker Enamul Basir denied the allegations of taking bribe from a senior police officer, who he was investigating.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday (Jun 11), he described the allegations as baseless.
Basir, a director with the ACC, was suspended on Monday for leaking a probe report to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman, who is accused of earning illegal wealth.
Responding to a query on audio clips of phone conversations between him and DIG Mizan, he said, “It’s fabricated. He should come up with proof.”
DIG Mizan in a television interview on Sunday claimed that Basir took Tk 4 million in bribes promising that he would be dropped from the allegations. Basir also divulged information during the investigation, he said.
Audio clips of mobile conversations between DIG Mizan and Enamul Basir were aired on television.
Following the allegation, the ACC set up an inquiry committee headed by ACC Secretary Muhammad Delwar Bakht.

On May 3 last year, ACC Deputy Director Farid Ahmed Patwary interrogated Mizan about his alleged illegal wealth. Later, Basir was given charge of the investigation.
Mizan was withdrawn as additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police following a marital scandal in January last year and attached with the headquarters.

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