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Two more testify in graft case against DIG Mizanur, Basir

Two more testify in graft case against DIG Mizanur, Basir

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Two new prosecution witnesses (PWs) on |Wednesday testified in a graft case against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman and suspended director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Khandaker Enamul Basir.

Additional superintendant of police Nazem Uddin and Major Nahid testified as PW-7 and 8 respectively and were cross-examined by the defence afterwards.

At the end of today’s hearing, Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 adjourned the hearing till October 29.

Eight witnesses out of the total 17 have so far testified in the case.

The court on March 18 framed charges against the two accused in the case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes on February 9 accepted charge-sheet and transferred the case for further proceedings to Dhaka Special Judge Court-4.

ACC Director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya on January 19 filed the charge-sheet against the duo for allegedly leaking information and taking bribes.

The anti-graft body on July 16, 2019, filed the case with its Dhaka district coordination office-1 under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.

Both the officials were suspended from their respected agencies after the allegations of taking and giving bribes were lodged against them.

Mizanur leaked a couple audio clips, saying he has given Taka forty lakh as a bribe to Khandaker Enamul Basir to suppress the graft allegations brought against him.