The court has sent suspended Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) director Enamul Basir to jail after scrapping his bail plea over bribery allegations.
Dhaka Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh gave the order on Tuesday (Jul 23) and told the jail authorities to give him divisional authorities as per jail code.
On Tuesday, ACC Director Sheikh Md Fanafillah moved the court to send Basir to prison until a proper probe was complete.
Basir was produced in Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge court at 1:55 pm, Tuesday amidst special security.
He was arrested late on Monday (Jul 22) from the capital’s Darus Salam area.
Basir has been accused of taking Tk 4 million in bribes from suspended deputy inspector general of police Mizanur Rahman.
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.