ACC director denies bribe allegations

Staff Correspondent

12 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Khandaker Enamul Bachhir, who has been suspended on charges of leaking information and breaching service discipline, brushed aside the allegations of taking bribe from Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman.

He claimed that all the allegations against him are ‘totally unfounded and baseless’. “Ask DIG Mizanur Rahman to prove it, as he made the allegation,” he said.

The ACC director came up with the statements while talking to journalists at the commission’s headquarters in the capital’s Segunbagicha on Tuesday.

On the other hand, DIG Mizanur reiterated that Enamul Bachhir took Tk 40 lakh in bribe from him promising that he would be dropped from the charges.

Talking to journalists at his Baily Road residence in Dhaka, DIG Mizan said he has all records over the bribery incident and he will produce the evidences if necessary. 

He also urged the ACC to scrutinize the audio clip of mobile conversations between him and Enamul Bachhir.

Regarding audio leaks, DIG Mizan said, “I did it to save myself. I have all the records. When the ACC calls me, I will show all the records.”

On Sunday, DIG Mizan in a television interview claimed that Enamul Bachhir took Tk 40 lakh in bribe.

An audio clip of mobile conversations between DIG Mizan and Enamul Bachhir was also aired on television.

Following the allegation, the ACC formed an inquiry committee headed by ACC Secretary Muhammad Delwar Bakht.

On Monday, the ACC authorities suspended Enamul Bachhir for leaking a probe report to DIG Mizan, who is accused of amassing illegal wealth.

In May last year, the ACC launched an enquiry into the alleged accumulation of illegal wealth by Mizan who came to spotlight after news broke that he had a marital scandal. The police official was later withdrawn as additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.