A probe body has found evidence against Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman, a high ranking police officer facing allegations of forcing a woman at gunpoint to marry him.
Probe body members submitted a report stating that evidence has been found that DIG Mizan engaged in misconduct while on duty.
The report was submitted to Inspector General of Police Dr Mohammad Javed Patwari on Monday. The matter was confirmed by several sources from the police headquarters.
Additional IG of Police Headquarters Mainur Rahman Chowdhury, who is also the probe committee chief, confirmed that the report was submitted on Monday (February 26), but refused to comment further on the matter.
On January 9 this year, Mizanur Rahman was withdrawn from his position due to allegations of abducting a young woman at gunpoint and forcing her to marry him.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Following the allegation, DIG Mizan was withdrawn from his position.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 behavior 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.
An official from the police headquarters, on condition of anonymity said: “The IGP will forward the probe report to the Home Ministry for taking necessary action on the matter. The Bangladesh Police will then act in accordance with the directive of the ministry and the regulations.”
This article was first published on banglatribune.com