DIG Mizan Issue: Journalist summoned by ACC
The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday asked a special correspondent of Bangla Tribune to appear before it to testify about the alleged bribing of its Director Khandaker Enamul Basir by suspendend DIG of police Mizanur Rahman.
In a letter signed by ACC Director Sheikh Md Fanafillah, the graft watchdog asked journalist Dipu Sarwar to appear before it at its Segunbagicha headquarters at 10:30am today.
The online news portal on Sunday ran a report on the bribery allegation. Earlier, private television channel ATN News aired a report in which the DIG made allegation of giving Tk 40 lakh to Basir who “promised” him that he would exonerate him of all charges.
“For the sake of a fair enquiry, it is necessary to record your [Dipu] testimony,” the letter read, adding that legal proceedings would be initiated if he failed to appear.
On Monday, the ACC had asked ATN News Senior Reporter Imran Hossain Sumon to appear before it today, also for giving testimony on the same matter.
The commission has also asked Mizan and Basir to appear before it on July 1.
DIG Mizan came under the ACC scanner in January last year when he was accused of forcibly marrying and torturing a woman. He was soon withdrawn from his post at Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
The ACC began an enquiry into his wealth in May last year.
The commission later formed a committee to investigate the allegation of bribe.