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Suspended ACC director Basir sent to jail

  • Published at 04:22 pm July 23rd, 2019
File photo of ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir Focus Bangla

Basir is suspected to be involved in an alleged exchange of Tk40 lakh in bribes from suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman

A Dhaka court has sent suspended Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) director Khandaker Enamul Basir to jail in a bribery case.

Judge KM Imrul Kayes of the Senior Special Judge's Court passed the order around 3pm on Tuesday, after ACC director Sheikh M Fanafillah, also investigation officer of the case, produced him before it.

Basir is suspected to be involved in an alleged exchange of Tk40 lakh in bribes from suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman.

The court also rejected Basir’s bail petition and sent him to jail.

Advocate Md Kabir Hossain stood for Basir while lawyer Mosharat Hossain represented ACC.

Basir was arrested from a house in Dhaka's Darus Salam area in on Monday.

The arrest came about a week after ACC, on July 16, filed a case with the anti-graft watchdog’s Integrated District Office 1 in Dhaka against Basir and suspended DIG of Police Mizanur in the bribery case.

The case was lodged after forensic tests confirmed authenticity of the audio clips involving the two respective officials where they spoke on financial transactions.

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Earlier, the ACC enforcement teams conducted drives in Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur and Azimpur area thrice, but failed.

Basir, who was tasked with investigating the sources of properties belonging to DIG Mizan, reportedly leaked the probe report to the DIG in exchange of bribes.

In a dramatic turn of events, Basir was suspended on these grounds, while Mizan, who faces corruption charges of amassing illegal wealth, was handed down a similar punishment.

During a television interview, DIG Mizan claimed that Enamul Basir took bribes promising him a clean chit.

Audio clips of mobile conversations between the duo were aired on television.

On June 24, the ACC filed a case against Mizanur Rahman, his wife, brother and nephew accusing them of amassing illegal wealth.

The ACC has found evidence of Mizanur’s illegal assets worth over Tk30.7 million.

On July 2, a Dhaka court sent Mizanur Rahman to jail after turning down his bail appeal in a graft case filed by the anti-corruption agency.

Last year, the ACC launched a probe into the wealth of DIG Mizan after he was relieved of duties following allegations of torturing a woman. Basir was a member of the ACC probe team tasked to probe the DIG’s wealth.

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