Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Bangladesh: Former deputy inspector general of police charged with bribery

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday submitted charge sheet before a Dhaka court against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman and the commission’s suspended director Khandaker Enamul Basir in a bribery case.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Senior Special Judge’s Court in Dhaka set February 9 for the hearing after ACC Director Sheikh Md Fanafillah placed the charge sheet before it.

On July 16 last year, ACC filed the graft case against the duo for a transaction of Tk 40 lakh as bribe. Both of them are now in jail.

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Mizan was handed over to police after he surrendered before a Dhaka court seeking bail in another graft case filed over amassing Tk 3.28 crore beyond known source of income.

Mizan was withdrawn on January 9, 2018 following allegations of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel. He reportedly picked up a 25-year-old woman in July, 2017 and forcibly married her.

A team of ACC officials, led by Fanafillah, arrested Basir from Dhaka’s Mirpur area on July 22, 2019 on charges of the bribery.

as bribe. Both of them are now in jail.

Mizan was handed over to police after he surrendered before a Dhaka court in another graft case. He was withdrawn on January 9, 2018 following allegations of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel. A team of ACC officials arrested Basir on July 22, 2019 on bribery charges.

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