ACC sues Mizan, Basir over bribe scandal

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 16:34, Jul 16, 2019 | Updated : 18:06, Jul 16, 2019

Combination of file photos show suspended DIG Mizanur Rahman and suspended ACC director Enamul Basir.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sued its suspended director Khandakar Enamul Basir and suspended deputy inspector general of police Mizanur Rahman on charge of bribery.

ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanahfillah filed the lawsuit with ACC’s integrated district office-1 of Dhaka on Tuesday (Jul 16).

The lawsuit came after the forensic test found evidence on conversation on bribe scandal between the duo true, said the ACC official.

Mizan came under the radar in January last year when he was accused of forcibly marrying and torturing a woman.

He was soon withdrawn from his post as the additional commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

On Jun 24, the ACC filed a case against Mizan on charges of amassing over Tk 30 million beyond his known source of income.

He later alleged that ACC’s enquiry officer Khandaker Enamul Basir, who was suspended later, took Tk 4 million bribe with a false promise of giving him a clean chit.

Audio clip of conversations regarding bribe negotiations between Mizan and Basir also surfaced in the media.

Basir, meanwhile, has refuted the allegations saying that the audio clips were forged.

He was replaced as the probe officer in the case by another ACC director, Md Monzur Morshed, after the allegations of influencing the probe and divulging information in exchange for bribe was brought against him.

Mizan and Basir were both suspended by their respective organisations and a panel led by Fanahfillah was formed to probe matter.