DIG Mizan arrested on charges of bribery

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Suspended DIG Mizanur Rahman in the court. Photo: AsaduzzamanSuspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman was shown arrested in a case over bribing an official of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), reports UNB.

Dhaka senior special judge AKM Emrul Kayesh passed the order after accepting a petition filed by the ACC.

On 16 July, ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafillah submitted a petition for showing DIG Mizan arrested in the case.

Lawyer Ehsanul Haque Samaji stood for DIG Mizan while Mosharraf Hossain Kajal and Tapash Kumar Pal represented the ACC and the state respectively.

ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafillah filed a case against suspended DIG Mizanur Rahman and ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir with Dhaka-1 coordinated district office under the Anti-Corruption Commission, over Tk 4 million bribery scandal on 16 July.

A private TV channel reported recently that Mizan gave Tk 4 million to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director Khandaker Enamul Basir 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 He was withdrawn on 9 January last year following the allegation of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.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 the 25-year-old woman up in July, 2017 and then forcibly married her.

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

The ACC on 24 June filed a case against four people, including DIG Mizanur Rahman, for amassing illegal wealth and concealing information.

According to the case statement, the ACC found that DIG Mizan accumulated wealth worth Tk 32.8 million while he concealed information of wealth worth Tk 3.7 million in his wealth statement.

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