Is DIG Mizan more powerful than ACC? | 2019-06-17

Is DIG Mizan more powerful than ACC?

SC asks ACC lawyer

Staff Correspondent

17 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Supreme Court has reprimanded the Anti-Corruption Commission for its failure to arrest DIG Mizanur Rahman despite his alleged involvement in various irregularities and bribery.

A division bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain raised the issue on Sunday.

They criticized the anti-graft body for its incompetence in handling high profile cases

The SC made the remarks during hearing on a petition against bail of Hall-Mark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam in an embezzlement case.

The case of Mizan, who was withdrawn as additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police following a marital scandal in January 2018, is currently being investigated for amassing illegal wealth.

Recently, Mizan told that that he gave bribes to ACC Director Enamul Basir who was assigned to investigate the graft allegation against him.

Mizan claimed that he entered into a contract with ACC Director Enamul Basir to give him a clean chit.

Later, Enamul expressed his failure to make any favour to Mizan.

Finally, the DIG disclosed everything about the deal to the journalists.

ACC suspended Enamul Basir for the allegation of bribery but it is yet to take any action against Mizan.

However, the SC told ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan to take the apex court’s resentment over DIG Mizan issue seriously.

Lawyer Khurshid Alam told the SC that ACC has taken punitive action against its officer for the incident.

But SC said the ACC has done nothing to address the information leak or the bribery allegation.

At this stage, Khurshid Alam told the court that ACC has to conduct an investigation before taking action or filing case against the accused person.

The SC asked him “Is the DIG more powerful than the ACC? Why are you not arresting him?”