Dhaka – The High Court on Monday sent a suspended senior police officer, accused of amassing ill-gotten money and tarnishing image of a public office, to custody rejecting his bail prayer, officials said.
The High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hasan and SM Kuddus Jaman asked the higher authorities to send Mizanur Rahman, deputy inspector general of police, who is also known as DIG Miza, to jail.
The court observed that Mizan tarnished the image of the police department. “We have watched on television that in an interview he was desperately talking about bribing (an official of the Anti-Corruption Commission,” the senior justice was quoted to have said by a lawyer in the court.
Mizan was suspended from the police department after the commission filed a case against him for amassing undisclosed earnings worth over 30 million taka. He went to the High Court on Monday to seek interim bail.
The Anti-Corruption Commission also imposed bar on his travel outside the country and alerted the immigration department at border checkpoints.
The home minister, Asaduzzaman Khan, last week told reporters that the decision for Mizan’s suspension from the service was taken upon the approval of the President of the Republic.
The police officer came in the discussion recently over his claim that he paid 4 million taka to an anti-corruption official, who was investigating allegations against him.
Meanwhile, Police Headquarters launched investigation into Mizan’s claim that he bribed to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Khandaker Enamul Basir to get himself exonerate from the corruption charges.
A panel headed by Additional Inspector General of Police Mainur Rahman Chowdhury was asked to report back immediately.
Mizan was withdrawn from his position at Dhaka Metropolitan Police on January 9, 2018 after allegations surfaced that the officer while serving as an additional commissioner of DMP, married a woman on gun point.