Two ACC officials testify in graft case against ex-DIG Mizan, Basir

Suspended DIG Mizanur Rahman and ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir
Suspended DIG Mizanur Rahman and ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir
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Two employees of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday testified in a graft case against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman and suspended ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir.

ACC staff Jillur Rahman and ASM Abu Jafar Biswas testified at Dhaka Special Judge Court 4 and were cross-examined by the defence afterwards. After their cross-examination, judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam adjourned the hearing till 7 October.

Four prosecution witnesses out of the total 17 have so far testified in the case.

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The court on 18 March framed charges in the case against the two accused.

Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge KM Imrul Qayes on 9 February accepted the charge sheet and transferred the case for further proceedings to Dhaka Special Judge Court 4.

ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya on 19 January filed the charge-sheet against the duo for allegedly leaking information and taking bribes. On 16 July 2019, the anti-graft body filed the case with its Dhaka district coordination office 1 under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.

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Both the officials were suspended from their respected agencies after the allegations of taking and giving bribes were lodged against them.

Mizanur leaked a couple of audio clips, saying he has given Tk 4 million as bribe to Khandaker Enamul Basir to suppress the graft allegations brought against him.

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