ACC sues DIG Mizan, his wife

Staff Correspondent

25 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday filed a case against Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman and three members of his family on charges of concealing information about wealth and amassing properties illegally.

The case was filed against DIG Mizan, his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna, nephew Sub-Inspector Mahmudul Hasan and younger brother Mahbubur Rahman.

ACC Director Manjur Morshed filed the case at the commission’s Dhaka office-1.

It is the first graft case which was filed at ACC office instead of police station.

Earlier on Sunday, a gazette notification about amended rules of Anti-Corruption Commission Act-2004 was issued, allowing ACC to file cases at ACC’s 22 combined districts offices instead of police station.

ACC public relation officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee said the ACC also asked DIG Mizan to appear at its headquarters for facing interrogation on July 1 on charge of bribing Tk 40 lakh to  ACC Director Khandaker Enamul Bachhir who has been suspended later.

According to the case statement, the ACC found that DIG Mizan amassed wealth worth Tk3.28 crore while he concealed information of wealth worth Tk 3.7 crore in his wealth statement submitted to the commission.

On July 11, 2018, the ACC issued a notice to DIG Mizan and his wife Sohelia asking them to submit their wealth statements to the commission.

On May 3 last year, the ACC interrogated the DIG in connection with the illegal wealth accumulation as the anti-graft body found his huge cash, apartments, cars, properties, and fixed deposit accounts with a number of banks.

The Commission also found his involvement in money laundering. On June 20, a Dhaka court ordered to confiscate assets and freeze bank accounts of DIG Mizan.

In January 2018, Mizan was withdrawn from the DMP headquarters and attached him to the Police Headquarters following allegations of marrying a woman forcefully and torturing her later.

Earlier in a recent television interview, DIG Mizan claimed that ACC Director Enamul Bachhir took a bribe of Tk 40 lakh from him, promising that he would be dropped from the allegations.

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

Following the allegation, the ACC authorities formed an inquiry committee and suspended Enamul Bachhir temporarily for leaking a probe report to Mizanur Rahman.

But, Enamul Bachhir denied the allegation of taking bribe.