Update July 1, 2019

Dhaka 1-25 am, 07-August, 2020

Police takes DIG Mizan into custody as HC scraps bail plea

Mirajul Moin Joy

Police today took suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman into custody after High Court scrapped his plea for anticipatory bail in a graft case.

The disgraced senior police official on June 30 filed the plea seeking anticipatory bail in a case lodged over amassing illegal wealth.

High Court division bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice S M Kuddus Zaman passed the order, asking the police officials present at the courtroom to take Mizanur into custody immediately.

“He has tarnished the image of police completely. We have seen on TV that he has given a desperate statement on paying bribe,” the court said at the time.

Mizanur Rahman appeared at the court at around 2.30 pm and advocate Mamtaz Uddin Mehedi stood for his bail before the court. Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) counsel Khurshid Alam Khan, however, opposed the plea vehemently.

ACC director Monjur Morshed filed the case on June 24 against Mizanur, his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna, brother Mahbubur Rahman and nephew and police sub-inspector Mahmudul Hasan for concealing information about wealth of Taka 3.7 crore and amassing illegal wealth of Taka 3.28 crore.

Mizanur grabbed the media attention for all the wrong reasons, as he was first accused of harassing and torturing a woman. ACC later launched investigation against him over allegations of graft.

Mizanur later leaked a couple audio clips, saying he has given Taka forty lakh as bribe to ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir to suppress the graft allegations brought against him.

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