Court orders freezing bank accounts of DIG prisons Bazlur

Staff Correspondent

23 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to freeze two bank accounts of suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid, who is in jail in connection with a graft case.

Special Judges Court-5 Judge Iqbal Hossain passed the order responding to a plea submitted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

The court also ordered confiscation of all the wealth of the DIG and fixed October 22 for the next hearing.

The court rejected a bail petition submitted by defence lawyer seeking bail for Bazlur Rashid.

Earlier, on September 1, the court accepted the charge sheet against Bazlur Rashid.

On August 26, investigation officer (IO) and ACC deputy director Nasir Uddin submitted the charge-sheet against him.

Bazlur was arrested on October 20 last year from ACC headquarters in the capital on charges of amassing illegal wealth of Tk 3.08 crore.

According to the case statement, the suspended DIG failed to show any legal source of Tk 3.8 crore which he had spent on buying a flat in a housing project at Siddheswari Road in the capital.