A Dhaka court on Thursday ordered authorities concerned to attach and freeze movable and immovable properties of Deputy Inspector General of police Mizanur Rahman, following a petition by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
The court of Senior Special Judge KM Emrul Kayesh also asked the Inspector General of Registration Office in Dhaka to take steps to freeze DIG Mizan’s FDR (Fixed Deposit Receipt) worth Tk10 lakh in the City Bank’s Dhanmondi branch.
The court, hearing a petition filed by ACC Director and chief of the inquiry team in the case Md Manjur Morshed, also ordered seizure of Mizan’s three flats in different areas of Dhaka and three plots inside and outside the capital, in the interest of a proper investigation.
Mahmud Hossain Jahangir, special public prosecutor of the ACC, told The Business Standard that the commission got the information of Mizan’s illegal wealth through its inquiry.
DIG Mizan, who is facing an ACC probe over allegation of amassing wealth illegally, has recently alleged that ACC’s inquiry officer Khandaker Enamul Basir took Tk40 lakh as bribe with a false promise of exonerating him from all charges.
How DIG Mizan came to limelight
DIG Mizan first came under the ACC scanner when, in January last year, he was accused of forcibly marrying and torturing a woman. The ACC also began probing an allegation of his illegal properties in May the same year. Soon after that, Mizan was withdrawn from his post at the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
However, on June 10 this year, the ACC suspended ACC Director Khandaker Basir and removed him from the probe team on allegation of leaking the report to DIG Mizan.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on June 18 said the process of taking actions against DIG Mizan was underway.