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Court sends DIG Mizan to jail

  • Published at 12:08 pm July 2nd, 2019
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Police escort Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman at Dhaka Senior Special Judge's court on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

In regards to division in jail, the court said Mizan would be treated as per the Jail Code

The Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judges court has sent suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman to jail in a graft case. 

During the hearing, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kajal submitted a petition before the court seeking its order to show Mizan as arrested in the graft case filed against him and three others on June 24.

Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order on Tuesday after rejecting the bail plea submitted by Ehsanul Haq Samaji, who is defending Mizan.

When Mizan’s lawyer asked his client be provided with division in jail, the court said it would be done as per the Jail Code.

Earlier in the morning, a team of Shahbagh police produced DIG Mizan before the court amid tight security after he was kept in their custody the night before. 

On Monday, the High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Kuddus Zaman rejected Mizan's anticipatory bail plea in a corruption case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Following the bail rejection, DIG Mizan was taken into custody by Shahbagh Police.

The High Court bench also asked the deputy commissioner of Ramna Division and Dhaka Metropolitan Police to take necessary steps to arrest Mizanur Rahman, and produce him before the Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judges Court within 24 hours without fail.

The bench also ordered DIG Mizan's nephew Sub-Inspector Mahmudul Hasan to surrender in 72 hours to court in the same case.

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At the time of the hearing, the bench also observed that Mizanur Rahman tarnished the image of police in the country.

The bench also said Mizan also put the ACC into question by trying to bribe one of its directors for favours.

DIG Mizan was withdrawn from Dhaka Metropolitan Police as its additional commissioner when allegations surfaced against him of abducting a woman and marrying her forcibly.

Later, the ACC launched an investigation into the illegal wealth of DIG Mizan.

During a television interview, Mizan claimed that suspended ACC director Enamul Basir, who was in charge of the investigation, took bribe from him promising that he would be given a clean chit.

Basir, who was later suspended, also divulged information during the investigation, according to ACC officials. Audio clips of mobile conversations between DIG Mizan and Enamul Basir were aired on television.

On June 20, a Dhaka court ordered attachment of all assets of Mizan and a freeze on his bank accounts upon a petition by the ACC.

In its plea, the anti-graft agency said that “assets made through illicit means” may be siphoned off the country.