Anti-Corruption Commission sues DIG Mizan, wife, 2 others

Staff Correpondent | Published: 17:39, Jun 24,2019 | Updated: 00:26, Jun 25,2019


Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday filed a case against deputy inspector general of police Mizanur Rahman, his wife, brother and nephew on charge of their alleged involvement in accumulation of illegal wealth.

The commission director M Manjur Morshed filed the case with the commission against the people for accumulating Tk 3.28 crore and hiding Tk 3.7 crore in Mizan’s wealth statement submitted to the commission, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhatacharjee.

The other accused are — Mizan’s wife Sohelia Anar Ratna, his brother Mahbubur Rahman and nephew Mahmudul Hasan.

Mahmudul Hasan is a sub-inspector of police.

Additionally, the commission also asked Mizan to appear at its headquarters on July 1 for interrogation over alleged giving of Tk 40 lakh in bribes to ACC’s suspended director Khandakar Enamul Basir, the ACC PRO said.

According to the first information report, Mizan accumulated wealth worth of Tk 3.28 crore through illegal means while misusing his power.

It said that Mizan in his wealth statement submitted to the commission mentioned that he has wealth worth of Tk 15.66 lakh including Tk 1,10,42,260 immoveable and Tk 46,26,752 moveable wealth.

But the ACC investigation found that Mizan actually has wealth worth of Tk 4,63,74,433, the FIR said.

It said that Mizan hid his wealth worth of Tk 3.7 crore in his wealth statement.

It found that Mizan procured a shop at Gulshan Concord Police Plaza in the name of his nephew Mahmudul Hasan in February 2012 costing Tk 24.21 lakh.

The ACC investigation found that Mizan deposited Tk 30 lakh in his nephew’s name with Karwan Bazar branch of One Bank Ltd.

Mizan cashed and transferred the money with interest after the ACC initiated the inquiry against him, the FIR said.

Mizan procured a flat at New Baily Road in the capital in his brother Mahbubur Rahman’s name costing Tk 65.99 lakh, the FIR said.

He also procured a commercial flat at Nirman Samad Tread Centre at Kakrail in the capital in his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna’s name at Tk 1.77 crore, the complaint said.

The FIR also said that the commission already attached the illegal wealth of Mizan following a court order.

On June 19, Dhaka senior special judge KM Emrul Kayesh ordered the authorities to attach the immovable properties and freeze a bank account of Mizan.

The court passed the order responding to a petition filed by ACC director M Manjur Morshed, also chief of the inquiry team of the case under investigation against Mizan.

On June 18, the police formed a three-member committee led by an additional inspector general of police to probe into an allegation against Mizan of bribing an ACC official.

A private television channel reported recently that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir to be exonerated from corruption charge.

Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. He was withdrawn on January 9, 2018, following the allegation of intimidating a female news presenter of a private television channel.

He had also reportedly married a woman forcibly and tortured her. Mizan allegedly picked up the 25-year-old woman in July 2017 and then forcibly married her.

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