HC withdraws order to keep ACC director post vacant for Basir | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:19 AM, July 12, 2019

DIG Mizan Bribe Scandal

HC withdraws order to keep ACC director post vacant for Basir

The High Court yesterday withdrew its earlier order that asked authorities to keep the post of director general of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) vacant, set for promoting suspended Director Khandaker Enamul Basir.

Basir was suspended in June for his alleged involvement in taking bribe from suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman in a corruption case. Mizanur is currently in jail.

The bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Basir.

Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan, who represented ACC, told The Daily Star that the HC withdrew its earlier order as Basir was suspended from ACC.

Following the HC order, there was no legal bar to appoint another official to the post, Khurshid added.

Advocate Kamal Hossain appeared for Enamul Basir.

Earlier on January 29, the HC passed an order to keep the post of ACC director general vacant for Basir, following a writ petition.

On June 10, ACC suspended Basir on charges of leaking information and breaching service discipline.

The move came a day after a private television channel aired a report in which DIG Mizanur Rahman alleged that Basir took a bribe of Tk 40 lakh, for clearing him of graft allegations.

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