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Trial starts against DIG Mizan, 3 family members in graft case

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20th October, 2020 04:28:30 PM
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Trial starts against DIG Mizan, 3 family members in graft case

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A Dhaka court on Tuesday framed charges against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman and three of his family members in a case filed on charges of concealing information of wealth and amassing illegal wealth.

Judge Asifuzzaman of Dhaka 6th Special Judge Court passed the order in presence of two accused and set October 27 to start recording deposition of the witnesses.

The other indicted are Mizanur’s wife Sohelia Anar Rotna, younger brother Mahbubur Rahman and nephew Mahmudul Hasan.

Two accused –DIG Mizan and Mahmudul Hasan— appeared before the court claimed themselves innocent and sought justice after the court read out the charges to them.

The rest of the accused are now on the run.

On June 24, 2019, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against the accused for the graft charges. 

According to the case statement, the ACC found that DIG Mizan accumulated wealth worth Tk 3.28 crore while he concealed information of wealth worth Tk 3.7 crore in his wealth statement submitted to the commission.

On July 11, 2018, the ACC issued a notice to DIG Mizan and his wife Sohelia asking them to submit their wealth statements to the commission.

On May 3, 2018, the ACC interrogated the DIG in connection with the illegal wealth accumulation as the anti-graft body found his huge cash, apartments, cars and property, and fixed deposit accounts with a number of banks.

The Commission also found his involvement in money laundering. On June 20, 2019, a Dhaka court ordered to confiscate assets and freeze bank accounts of DIG Mizan.

In January 2018, Mizan was withdrawn from the DMP Headquarters and attached him to the Police Headquarters following allegations of marrying a woman forcefully and torturing her later.

DIG Mizan also facing another graft case filed on charges of transaction of bribe with ACC director Khandaker Enamul Bachhir.