DIG Mizan to be brought to book, says home minister

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

DIG Mizanur RahmanHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said that the process is underway to take action against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman.

"No one is above the law. He has already been suspended," UNB quoted the minister as saying.

He was talking to reporters after a function marking the signing of the annual performance agreement of the security services division under the home ministry.

A private TV channel reported recently that Mizan gave Tk 4 million to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director Khandaker Enamul Bashir to get clean chit in a corruption case.

DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on 9 January last year following the allegation of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.

He had also reportedly married a woman forcibly and tortured her. Mizan allegedly picked up the 25-year-old woman in July 2017 and forcibly married her.

He had also implicated her in a false case whereby she was arrested and remained in jail for three weeks.

About the missing nephew of former state minister for home Tanjim Ahmed Sohel Taj, the home minister said Sohel Taj called him abput the matter. "A general diary was lodged in this regard. I have asked the law enforcement agencies to look into it," he said.

Asaduzzaman said there ate two possiblities. "Someone might have picked him up or he might have gone somewhere. He will be traced no matter where he might be."

About placing an assistant superintendent of police in charge of a police station instead of an inspector, he said once a sub-inspector used to be in charge of a police station. "The country is gpoing ahead. There's no such decision right now. It is an ongoing process."

The minister expressed the hope that his ministry will achieve more progress in the coming year than in the last.

Of the four departments under the ministry, Fire Service and Civil Defence did well, he said, expressing hope that the annual performance agreement will help ensure good governance, transparency and stimulate overall activities.

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