Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today said that Deputy Inspector General of police Mizanur Rahman will definitely be arrested if there is an arrest warrant against him.
If DIG Mizan wants to surrender to law enforcers, he can do so, the home minister told journalists after attending a programme at Bangladesh Krishibid Institution (KBI) in Farmgate of Dhaka.
Asaduzzaman Khan attended the programme on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The home ministry suspended Mizanur Rahman after getting the president’s approval.
A departmental case will be filed against Mizan, and the home ministry will form a committee to investigate the incident of the top cop’s marrying a woman forcibly and torturing her, said a home ministry top official yesterday.
The suspension came weeks after Mizan again came to limelight following his admission that he bribed an Anti-Corruption Commission top official, who was investigating his alleged illegal wealth.
Last year, the PHQ launched a probe against Mizan after allegations surfaced that Mizan, while serving as an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, married a woman forcibly and tortured her.
At that time, a female news presenter of a private TV channel also alleged that Mizan had forced her into a car at gunpoint on December 12, 2017, adding that Mizan used to “disturb” her.
The PHQ probe found that the police officer misused his power to make personal gains, an act which “tarnished the image of the police department as well as the government”. The PHQ forwarded the probe report to the home ministry several months back for the next course of action.
But no action was taken until yesterday. In the wake of the allegations, Mizan was withdrawn from the DMP in January last year and attached to the PHQ.
Earlier, Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (media) at the PHQ, said police investigated the allegations properly and sent the probe report to the home ministry long ago. It is the ministry’s jurisdiction to take punitive action against Mizan, he said.