Suspended ACC director Basir arrested

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 23:11, Jul 22, 2019 | Updated : 23:22, Jul 22, 2019

File photo of Khandaker Enamul Basir

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested its suspended official Khandaker Enamul Basir on charges of taking bribes.
He was arrested late on Monday (Jul 22) from the capital’s Darus Salam area, his lawyer Kamal Hossain told Bangla Tribune.
Basir has taken Tk 4 million in bribes from suspended deputy inspector general of police Mizanur Rahman, the anti-corruption agency has said.
On Jul 16, the ACC filed a case against the two and on Sunday (Jul 21), DIG Mizanur, who was sent to jail by the High Court earlier, was shown arrested in the case.
Disgraced police officer Mizanur in a television interview, claimed that ACC official Basir took Tk 4 million in bribes from him, promising that he would be given a clean chit. Basir also divulged probe details during the investigation, according to ACC officials.
Audio clips of mobile conversations between DIG Mizan and Basir were aired on television.
Basir refuted the allegations and said that the DIG had supplied a forged clip to a television channel, using an imitation of his voice.
Basir was removed from his office and replaced by another ACC director, Md Monzur Morshed, after the allegations surfaced.
Both Mizanur and Basir were subsequently suspended by their respective institutions.