Accepting the prosecution plea, the court deferred the hearing
A Dhaka court on Wednesday adjourned till August 19 the hearing of a graft case against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman and suspended director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Khandaker Enamul Basir.
Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court 4 passed the order as to plaintiff and the first witness in the case ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya failed to appear before the court on health ground.
Wednesday was set for recording deposition of the first witness, but as the first witness and plaintiff remained absent, the prosecution pleaded for adjourning the hearing. Accepting the prosecution plea, the court deferred the hearing.
The same court on March 18 framed charges in the case against the two accused.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes on February 9 accepted charge sheet and transferred the case for further proceedings to Dhaka Special Judge Court 4.
ACC Director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya on January 19 filed the charge sheet against the duo for allegedly leaking information and taking bribe. The anti-graft body on July 16, 2019, filed the case with its Dhaka district coordination office 1 under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.
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 audio clips, saying he has given Taka forty lakh as bribe to Khandaker Enamul Basir to suppress the graft allegations brought against him.