Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said legal action will be taken against Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman after his probe report is sent to the ministry from Police Headquarters.
He made the statement while addressing a program at Police Staff College in Mirpur, Dhaka on Thursday morning.
"The probe report against DIG Mizan has been submitted in the Police Headquarters. We will take steps once the report is sent to us suggesting his punishment," the minister said.
Earlier on Monday, the probe committee, lead by Additional IG of Police Headquarters Mainur Rahman Chowdhury, submitted the report stating that evidence has been found against DIG Mizan.
A probe body found evidence proving that DIG Mizan was engaged in misconduct while on duty.
On January 9, Mizanur Rahman was withdrawn from his position due to allegations of abducting a young woman at gunpoint and forcing her to marry him.
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Later, Mizanur accused her in a vandalism case, for which she was even sent to jail in December.
However, after she secured bail, another case was filed against her for allegedly making a false Kabinnama.
After news of the incident went viral on social and mass media, a three-member probe committee, headed by Additional IGP Mainur Rahman Chowdhury was formed to investigate the matter.
Following the allegation, DIG Mizan was withdrawn from his position.
Sources from the police headquarters stated: “Terming DIG Mizan’s behaviour as misconduct, the report pointed out that the incident has damaged the image of Bangladesh Police.”
Another high ranking police official characterized DIG Mizan’s actions as immoral.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com