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
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
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)