DIG Mizan formally arrested in ACC bribery case

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:44, Jul 21, 2019 | Updated : 19:54, Jul 21, 2019

DIG Mizan being escorted out of court after Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes  ordered for him to be sent to jail over a graft case on Tuesday (Jul 2).A Dhaka court has ordered the arrest of suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman in the bribery case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).
On Sunday (Jul 21), the court of Dhaka Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order.
On Jul 16, the graft watchdog sued Mizan and its suspended ACC Khandaker Enamul Basir, for a transaction of Tk 4 million as bribe.
Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya, director of the anti-corruption watchdog, lodged the case with its Dhaka district coordination office-1 under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, said ACC Secretary Dilwar Bakht.
Mizan is now in jail in connection with a graft case while Basir is at large.
According to the case statement, in May last year, ACC launched an enquiry into alleged accumulation of illegal wealth by Mizan, who came to spotlight after a marital scandal. He was later withdrawn as additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
The commission assigned Basir to carry out the enquiry. Basir took Tk 4 million in bribes from Mizan in two instalments — on Jan 15 and Feb 25 this year — with promises of giving him a clean chit.
Mizan recently brought allegations in media that Basir took bribe from him, and produced audio clips of conversation between them.
Basir has been denying the allegations, saying the audio clip was fabricated.
ACC later removed Basir from the enquiry, and formed a committee to verify Mizan’s claim. The committee, led by Fanafilya, found the allegations to be true and the audio clip genuine. Basir was suspended from his post by ACC on June 10.
Earlier, ACC filed a case against Mizan for amassing Tk 32.8 million illegally by taking bribes and committing corruption. Between 1998 and 2018, Mizan earned Tk 46.3 million, but only Tk 13.5 million of it came from legal sources, ACC said.