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ACC to question DIG Mizan’s bodyguard, driver Sunday

  • Published at 03:52 pm July 6th, 2019
File photo of the main entrance of Anti-Corruption Commission Headquarter in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

On July 2, a Dhaka court sent DIG Mizanur Rahman to jail in a graft case filed by ACC

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will interrogate the bodyguard and the driver of suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman over bribery allegations on Sunday.

Bodyguard Hridoy Hasan and driver Saddam Hossain were asked to appear at the ACC Headquarters on July 7 to face the grilling, said Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, public relations officer of ACC, on Saturday, reports UNB.

Earlier on July 1, the national anti-graft body sent a letter to DIG Mizan asking him to turn up at 10am on July 8 for interrogation as he skipped the grilling on July 1 citing personal reasons.

On July 2, a Dhaka court sent DIG Mizan to jail in the graft case. He was suspended on June 26.

Earlier on January 9 last year, DIG Mizan was withdrawn from Dhaka Metropolitan Police as its additional commissioner when allegations surfaced against him of abducting a woman and marrying her forcibly.

Later, the ACC launched an investigation into the illegal wealth of DIG Mizan.

During a TV interview, Mizan claimed that suspended ACC director Enamul Basir, who was in charge of the investigation, took bribe 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 June 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.