POST TIME: 25 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Graft charges
ACC sues DIG Mizan, 3 family members

ACC sues DIG Mizan, 3 family members

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday (Monday) filed a case against deputy inspector general of police Mizanur Rahman, his wife, brother and nephew for their alleged involvement in accumulation of illegal wealth and concealing information from the commission.

ACC director Manjur Morshed filed the case against DIG Mizanur Rahman, his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna, nephew sub-inspector Mahmudul Hasan and younger brother Mahbubur Rahman, said ACC public relations officer (PRO) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.

According to the case statement, the ACC found that Mizanur Rahman had accumulated wealth worth Tk. 3.28 crore and concealed

Graft chargesinformation of wealth worth Tk. 3.7 crore in his wealth statement. The case has been filed with the commission headquarters against them for accumulation of Tk. 3.28 crore and hiding Tk. 3.7 crore in Mizanur’s wealth statement submitted with the commission, said the ACC PRO.

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

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

It said that Mizanur, 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 Mizanur actually has wealth worth Tk. 4,63,74,433, the FIR said. It said that Mizanur hid wealth worth Tk. 3.7 crore in his wealth statement.

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

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

Mizanur transferred the money with interest after the ACC initiated the inquiry against him, the FIR said. He procured a flat in New Baily Road in the capital, costing Tk. 65.99 lakh, in his brother Mahbubur Rahman’s name, the FIR said.

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

The FIR further said the commission froze the illegal wealth of Mizan following a court order.

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

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

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

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

Mizanur was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. He was withdrawn on January 9, 2018 following the allegation that he had threatened a woman news presenter of a private television channel.

He 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.