Mizan, Basir sued
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against its suspended Director Khandaker Enamul Basir and suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman for exchanging Tk 40 lakh as bribe.
Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya, director of the anti-corruption watchdog, today lodged the case with its Dhaka district coordination office-1 under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, said Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, public relations officer of the ACC.
A private television channel has recently aired a report in which DIG Mizan alleged that Basir took a bribe of Tk 40 lakh from him for clearing him from a graft allegation.
Following the report, the ACC formed a three-member committee, led by ACC Secretary Dilwar Bakth to investigate the matter and asked it to submit a report by next day of the investigation.
Later, the ACC suspended Basir after analysing the probe report on June 12.
However, soon after the allegation brought against him, Basir has been denying it and saying that “DIG Mizan has provided a record to the television channel by copying my voice deliberately.”
The ACC formed a three-member probe body headed by Fanafilya, a director of the ACC to find out the authenticity of exchanging the bribery allegation.
In May last year, the ACC launched an enquiry into the alleged accumulation of illegal wealth by Mizan, who came to spotlight after his marital scandal. He was later withdrawn as additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
The ACC had tasked Basir with the enquiry into Mizan’s wealth.
On April 25 last year, the anti-graft watchdog had summoned Mizan and quizzed him for about seven and a half hours over the allegation.