Suspended director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Khandaker Enamul Basir has submitted a bail petition to High Court in a case filed for allegedly taking bribe from suspended DIG Mizanur Rahman.
Basir’s lawyer MN Jamal Hossain placed the plea before the HC vacation bench of justices Farid Ahmed and ASM Abdul Mubin.
On July 22, a team of the anti-graft body arrested Basir six days after the ACC had filed a case against him and suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman over the bribery scandal.
Basir filed a bail plea with a Dhaka court the following day but the court sent him to jail rejecting the plea.
Earlier on June 8, 2019, DIG Mizan, who faced an allegation of amassing illegal wealth, made an allegation to the media that Basir accepted Tk40 lakh in bribe in two phases in exchange for information.
Following the allegation, the ACC initiated a probe against Basir and suspended him on June 19.
Mizanur Rahman, who is currently in jail, had been suspended from the position of the additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police in January last year on allegation of marrying a woman by force and torturing her.