Court grants ACC plea to freeze DIG Mizan’s assets

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 19:55, Jun 20, 2019 | Updated : 19:58, Jun 20, 2019

File photo shows  Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Mizanur RahmanThe court has granted the Anti Corruption Commission’s plea to freeze the assets and bank accounts of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court’s Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes gave the order on Wednesday (Jun 19).
“We received the court order today,” said ACC counsel Mahmud Hossain Jahangir.
The ACC said in its plea that DIG Mizan was trying to sell off or transfer hill illegal assets since it opened investigations against him.
Given the circumstances, if his assets and accounts weren’t frozen there’s a chance they couldn’t be traced or seized under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, the ACC said.
DIG Mizan’s assets worth nearly 34-and-half million and a City Bank account with Tk 1 million balance are to be frozen.
The ACC initiated a probe into the wealth of Mizan after he was withdrawn as additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police following a marital scandal in January last year and attached with the headquarters.
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.
On May 23 this year, Basir filed the probe report to the ACC, which the graft watchdog quashed as allegations surfaced.
The suspended ACC director, however, denied the allegations of taking bribe from Mizan describing allegations against him as baseless.