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Highest penalty for DIG Mizan, Basir sought

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday pleaded for the highest penalty for suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman and suspended director of the anti-graft body Khandaker Enamul Basir in a corruption case.

ACC public prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kazal made the plea in the case at his closing arguments before Dhaka Special Judges Court-4.

After the end of the ACC arguments, the defence pleaded for time.

Allowing the defence plea, Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam adjourned the hearing till February 3.

Kazal said “We believe we have been able to prove all the charges framed against the accused, beyond any reasonable ground. They have already given confessional statements in the case. We are expecting the highest penalty for them.”

The trial had started on March 18, 2020, through framing charges against the two accused in the graft case.

ACC Director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya on January 19, 2020, submitted the charge sheet against the duo for allegedly leaking information and taking bribes.

The anti-graft body on July 16, 2019, filed the case with its integrated district office in Dhaka -1 under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.