Dhaka, Bangladesh
Action awaits DIG Mizan

Setting sop trap

Action awaits DIG Mizan

Says home minister

News Desk Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Wednesday said action would be taken against Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman for allegedly bribing a graft investigator. He made it clear that bribing and taking bribe both are offences, adding that bribe might have offered to "hide crimes". "It's clear he (Mizan) has committed a crime by bribing an ACC official. He'll be punished for it," the minister told reporters at the auditorium of the Department of Prisons in Dhaka's Bakshibazar area. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) suspended its Director Khandaker Enamul Basir Monday for breach of service rules. "He was suspended not for bribery but for breach of service rules (through leaking information)," ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood told reporters. A private TV channel had reported Sunday that Basir had taken Tk 25 lakh as bribe from Mizan to give him a clean chit in a corruption case. He had also allegedly asked the DIG to pay him another amount of Tk 15 lakh within next one week, reports UNB. The police official displayed mobile video picture and voice said to have been captured to catch in act. The ACC director dismissed it all as a hoax made up to malign him. Before talking to the reporters, the Home Minister also inaugurated an exhibition organised by the Security Services Division. Asked about the arrest of former Sonagazi Police Station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain, the minister said all escape routes were cut off. "He can't escape. He'll be arrested soon," Khan said. A tribunal ordered the OC's arrest on May 27 after investigators found true allegations brought against him. Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul Haque Sumon filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on May 15. The former OC was accused of unlawfully interrogating Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi and recording the incident on phone. The video was later circulated on the social media. Asked about the killing of Amit Muhuri in Chattogram jail, minister Khan said those involved in the incident will not be spared. Amit, a prisoner, was killed in an attack allegedly by his cellmate Ripon Nath at Chattogram Central Jail over a trifling matter on May 29, says a UNB report.

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