Police takes DIG Mizan into custody as HC scraps bail plea

DHAKA, 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.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)