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HC asks why suspended DIG Mizan should not be granted bail

Published : 08 Jun 2021 08:59 PM | Updated : 09 Jun 2021 01:44 AM

The High Court has refused to grant bail to suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman in two corruption cases. 

However, the court issued a rule asking the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the government to explain why Mizan should not be granted bail in the cases.

The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir issued the rule on Tuesday following a petition filed by the suspended DIG. Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan took part in the hearing of the behalf the ACC.

Suspended DIG Mizanur Rahman sought bail from the High Court in the cases filed by the ACC. 

ACC Director Monzur Morshed filed one of the cases against Mizan, his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna, nephew Mahmudul Hasan, a sub-inspector of police, and younger brother Mahabubur Rahman on June 24 in 2019 on charges of amassing over Tk 3 crore beyond known source of income.

On May 3 in 2018, the ACC interrogated the suspended DIG in connection with accumulation of illegal wealth. 

Mizan was withdrawn on January 9 in 2018 after being accused of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel. He was suspended on June 25 in 2019.

The ACC investigation reports says that Mizan amassed Tk 3.28 crore illegally over a period of 20 years. He made the money by taking bribes and being involved in other corruptions between 1998 and 2018. Mizan earned Tk 4.63 crore, but only Tk 1.35 crore of it came from legal sources.