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12:00 AM, January 04, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:07 AM, January 04, 2018

Narcotics dept deputy director arrested while taking bribe

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday arrested a deputy director (DD) of the Department of Narcotics Control while taking bribe from a businessman at the latter's office in Jessore.

ACC later filed a case with Jessore Kotwali Police Station against the accused, Mohammad Nazmul Kabir, said Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, public relations officer of ACC.

According to the case statement, one Sheikh Mohabbat Ali operates a liquor shop in Jadappur.

To renew his licence for 2017-18 fiscal, he paid fees Tk 9,200 to Sonali Bank and applied to the DD on June 29, 2017.

But, Nazmul demanded Tk 3 lakh for renewing the licence. 

A few days later, Ali once again approached Nazmul and this time the deputy director agreed to renew his licence at Tk 2 lakh.

Meanwhile, Ali informed ACC, which following all legal procedures created a trap to catch Nazmul red-handed.

Yesterday, around 3:00pm, while Nazmul was receiving Tk 2 lakh from Ali, the ACC team led by its director Nasim Anwar arrested Nazmul.

Executive Magistrate Arifur Rahman was present during the raid, reports our Benapole correspondent.

Nazmul was kept in police custody, said Arifur.

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