Graft case: Charges pressed against suspended DIG Prisons Bazlur Rashid
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today pressed charges against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid, in connection with a case filed for amassing Tk 3.08 crore beyond known sources of income.
ACC deputy director Md Nasir Uddin -- also the investigation officer of the case --submitted the charge sheet to the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka.
After receiving it, Judge KM Emrul Kayesh fixed September 1 to decide whether to accept the charge sheet or not.
The ACC arrested Bazlur Rashid in the case -- filed with ACC's Integrated District Office-1 of Dhaka -- and showed him arrested in the case 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 the capital's 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 super in 1993. He was promoted to DIG prisons in 2013 and transferred to Dhaka in 2016.