DIG Mizan to face action: Minister

Staff Correspondent

19 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

DIG Mizan to face action: Minister

Home Minister Asaduz-zaman Khan Kamal said on Tuesday that a process is underway to take action against suspended police officer Mizanur Rahman.

“No one is above the law. He (Mizan) has already been suspended,” he told reporters after a function marking the signing of the annual performance agreement of Security Services Division under the Home Ministry.

The Police Headquarters already formed a committee to investigate corruption charges against Deputy Inspector General of Police Mizanur Rahman.

Assistant Inspector General of Police (Media) Sohel Rana said that measures will be taken after the submission of an investigation report.

“Any action against them will be taken by the Home Ministry on the basis of the probe findings, as the police have no authority to punish officials with DIG rank,” he added.

A private TV channel has recently reported that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to Anti-Corruption Commission Director Khandaker Enamul Basir to get clean chit in a corruption case.

DIG Mizan was withdrawn from the post of an additional commissioner on January 9 last year following an allegation of threatening a female news presenter.

The police officer reportedly married a 25-year-old woman forcibly in July 2017 and tortured her.

Mizan also implicated her in a false case and she was arrested and sent to jail.

About the missing of former State Minister Tanjim Ahmed Sohel Taj’s nephew, the home minister said Sohel Taj called him to this end.

“A general diary was lodged in this regard. I asked law enforcement agencies to look into it,” he said.

Asaduzzaman said there might be two aspects. “Someone might have picked him up or he might have gone somewhere. He will be traced no matter where might be.”

About giving the charge of a police station to an assistant police super instead of an inspector, he said once a sub-inspector used to be in charge.

“The country is progressing with the passage of time. There’s no such decision right now. This is an ongoing process,” he added.