Illegal Wealth: Suspended DIG prisons’ bail plea rejected again | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 07, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:14 AM, February 07, 2020

Illegal Wealth: Suspended DIG prisons’ bail plea rejected again

A Dhaka court yesterday again rejected a bail petition of Bazlur Rashid, suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of the department of prisons, in connection with a case filed over amassing Tk 3.08 crore beyond the known source of his income.

The same court earlier rejected his bail petitions on different dates. Moreover, the High Court asked the Anti-Corruption Commission to finish probe into the charges within six months.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge’s Court of Dhaka gave the order after Bazlur’s lawyer moved a petition.

The court yesterday asked ACC Deputy Director Md Salauddin, the case’s investigation officer, to submit a probe report by March 12.

ACC arrested Bazlur Rashid in the case -- filed with ACC’s Integrated District Office -- and showed him arrested on October 20 last year. The following day, the home ministry suspended him from service.

According to the case statement, Bazlur signed a contract with a real estate company in 2018 to buy a flat in Siddeshwari Road area at Tk 3.09 crore.

Through April 20, 2018 to June 7, 2018, Bazlur paid Tk 3.08 crore in cash and cheque, but during ACC officials’ interrogation, he could not show any legal source of the money.

According to his bio, Bazlur joined the service as a jail superintendent in 1993. He was promoted to DIG prisons in 2013 and transferred to Dhaka in 2016. 

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