Is DIG Mizan more powerful than ACC, top court asks

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:08, Jun 16, 2019 | Updated : 15:49, Jun 16, 2019

File photo shows  Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Mizanur RahmanThe Supreme Court has asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) why Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman is still not being arrested in the corruption case.

“Is he (DIG Mizan) more powerful than the ACC,” the Appellate Division bench led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain asked on Sunday, Jun 16 while hearing an appeal filed by the ACC challenging a High Court verdict that granted permanent bail to Hall-Mark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam in a graft case.

The commission’s lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan replied that the ACC is proceeding for arresting DIG Mizan.

Last year, DIG Mizan was relieved of his duty over accusations of violence against women. Later, when his illegally accumulated wealth came into the open, the ACC began an investigation, led by ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir.

The accusation is that while the investigation was ongoing, the ACC director took Tk 4 million as bribe from the police officer.

The deal was that Basir would give a report in favour of DIG Mizan.

However, Basir did the opposite and then DIG Mizan spilt the beans. Later, ACC formed an investigation committee.

Meanwhile, Enamul Basir, the AAC director accused of taking the bribe refuted the allegation that he had taken Tk 4 million to give a report airbrushing DIG Mizan’s vile deeds.