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Suspended DIG Prisons Bazlur Rashid indicted in graft case

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2020-10-22 16:38:18
Suspended DIG Prisons Bazlur Rashid indicted in graft case

A Dhaka court has framed charges against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in a case filed for amassing wealth of Tk 3.14 crore beyond known sources of income.

Judge Iqbal Hossain of Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 framed the charges in the case on Thursday.

The court also fixed November 22 to begin witness deposition in the case.

Earlier on September 1, Senior Special Judge Judge KM Imrul Kayes accepted charge-sheet against Bazlur Rashid and transferred the case to the Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka for trial.

On August 26, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Deputy Director Md Nasir Uddin -- also the investigation officer of the case --submitted the charge-sheet to court.

On October 20 last year, ACC arrested Bazlur Rashid in the case -- filed with ACC's Integrated District Office-1 of Dhaka.

The following day, the home ministry suspended him from service.

According to the case statement, Bazlur bought a flat in the capital's Siddeshwari area with Tk 3.8 crore which he paid in cash and cheque. However, he could not produce any legal source for that money during ACC interrogation. 

In the charge-sheet, ACC accused him of amassing a total of Tk 3,14,35,902 beyond known source of income. 

BDST: 1635 HRS, OCT 22, 2020

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