Deputy Inspector General of Police Mizanur Rahman has been suspended from his post, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said to night.
The suspension decision was taken upon the approval of the president, the home minister told The Daily Star.
On June 18, Asaduzzaman Khan said a process of taking action against DIG Mizanur Rahman was underway.
“No one is above the law…,” the minister said that day.
His remark came couple of hours after the Police Headquarters formed a three-member committee to investigate Mizan’s claim that he bribed Tk 40 lakh to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Khandaker Enamul Basir to get himself off the hook in a corruption case.
The committee will be headed by Additional Inspector General of Police Mainur Rahman Chowdhury. Two other members of the committee are Additional IGP Shahabuddin Koraishi and Superintendent of Police at Police Bureau of Investigation, Mia Masud Hossain.
Further actions will be taken against DIG Mizan once the probe report is submitted, Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general of police (media) told The Daily Star.
Earlier on June 12, Sohel said that officials concerned were asked to start the primary investigation.
DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on January 9 last year after allegations surfaced that Mizan, while serving as an additional commissioner of DMP, married a woman forcibly and tortured her.