• Sunday, Jul 21, 2019
  • Last Update : 07:11 pm

DIG Mizan suspended

  • Published at 12:58 am June 26th, 2019
web_11-06-19-DIG-Mizanur-Rahman-1.jpg
File photo of Deputy Inspector General of Police Mizanur Rahman Focus Bangla

On Monday, the ACC has filed a case against Mizan, his wife, brother and nephew accusing them of amassing illegal wealth

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman has been suspended a day after being prosecuted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for amassing illegal wealth.

Public Relations Officer of Home Ministry Sharif Mahmud Apu confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

On Monday, the ACC has filed a case against Mizan, his wife, brother and nephew accusing them of amassing illegal wealth.

The anti-graft watchdog said it found evidences of his illegal assets worth over Tk30.7 crore.

It also summoned the police officer to its headquarters on July 1 for questioning over giving Tk 40 lakh in bribes to ACC Director Enamul Basir.

In a recent television interview, DIG Mizan claimed that Basir, who was in charge of investigation, took bribes from him promising that he would be given a clean chit.

Basir, who was later suspended, also divulged information during the investigation, according to ACC officials.

Audio clips of mobile conversations between DIG Mizan and Enamul Basir were aired on television.

On Thursday (Jun 20), a Dhaka court ordered attachment of all assets of Mizan and a freeze on his bank accounts upon a petition by the ACC.

In its plea, the anti-graft agency said that “assets made through illicit means” may be siphoned off the country.

Earlier, Mizan was withdrawn from Dhaka Metropolitan Police as its additional commissioner when allegations surfaced against him of abducting a woman and marrying her forcibly.