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Wife, younger brother of DIG Mizan face arrest warrant

Special Correspondent |
Update: 2020-02-09 4:03:13 PM
Wife, younger brother of DIG Mizan face arrest warrant

DHAKA: A Dhaka court issued arrest warrant against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman’s wife Soheliya Anar Ratna and younger brother Mahbubur Rahman in a graft case on Sunday (Feb 9).

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes gave the order after accepting charge sheet filed against Mizanur Rahman and suspended director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Khandaker Enamul Basir in the graft case.

The court also fixed March 3 for submitting reports on the execution order of arrest warrant.

Earlier on January 12, the anti-graft body approved the charge sheet against them in the same case.

On July 16, 2019, the ACC has approved the case filed against them over a Tk 40 lakh bribery allegation.

According to the charge sheet, Enamul Basir took Tk 40 lakh in bribes from Deputy Inspector General of Police Mizanur Rahman, to ensure impunity for him.

Basir also demanded a gas-fuelled car as a gift from the DIG.

Earlier on June 10, the ACC suspended its Director Khandaker Enamul Basir on charge of leaking official information to DIG Mizan, breaching code of conduct and possessing illegal wealth.

Later, the ACC appointed another director, Manzur Morshed, to investigate the allegation of amassing wealth by the police official.

Earlier in January of 2018, DIG Mizanur Rahman was withdrawn for allegation of forcefully marrying a banker woman and keeping the relationship status secret.

In May last year, the ACC had launched an enquiry into the DIG and tasked Basir with the enquiry into Mizan’s wealth.

Mizanur later provided the media with the audio clips of the alleged mobile phone conversations between him and Basir to save himself through giving the bribes to the ACC official.

BDST: 1602 HRS, FEB 9, 2020


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