Friday, 30 September, 2022

HC revokes bail order of suspended ACC director Enamul Basir

HC revokes bail order of suspended ACC director Enamul Basir

A day after granting bail, the High Court on Wednesday revoked the bail order of suspended ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir in a bribery case.

The HC bench of Justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order.

Advocate Faruk Alamgir Chowdhury stood for Basir while Advocate Khurshid Alam represented the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Earlier, on Tuesday, the same court granted bail to Basir in the case.

On February 23, Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 Sheikh Nazmul Alam sentenced two disgraced government officials to different jail terms in the high-profile bribery case.

While Enamul Basir was sentenced to eight years in jail as the recipient of  Tk 40 lakh as bribe , ex- Deputy Inspector General of police Mizanur Rahman was given three years as the one paying the bribe in the same case.

A fine of Tk 80 lakh was also imposed on Basir in the case.

On July 22, 2019, ACC arrested Enamul from his Darus Salam residence in the city for taking the bribe from ex-DIG Mizanur Rahman.

On July 16, 2019, ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafillah lodged the complaint over the bribery scandal.

A private TV channel reported that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to Basir to get a clean chit in a corruption case.

Enamul was suspended on June 10 of that year for allegedly leaking information, a breach of his job discipline.

Mizan was arrested in the case on July 21, 2019.

DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on January 9, 2019 following allegations of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.