02 July 2022

Suspended ACC director Basir sent to jail

File photo: Suspended director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Khandaker Enamul Basir - Photo Desk

A Dhaka court today (Tuesday) sent suspended director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Khandaker Enamul Basir to jail in a graft case, scraping a bail plea of the accused, reports state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.

Police today produced Basir to court and investigation officer (IO) and ACC director Sheikh Md Fanafilla pleaded to keep him behind bars for the sake of proper investigation.

Basir’s lawyer, however, pleaded to release his client on bail.

The IO in his plea said Basir has been trying to flee the country and attempting to destroy the evidences and influence the witnesses.

“If he gets bail, he may destroy evidences and hamper the investigation,” the IO in his plea said.

After hearing both the sides, Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Imrul Qayes sent Basir to jail.

Basir was arrested on July 22 from Darus Salam area in the capital.

Earlier on July 21, the same court shown suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman arrested in the case filed over giving Taka 40 lakh (4 million) as bribe to Basir.

Basir and Mizanur both were suspended from their concerned agencies after the allegations of offering and taking bribe against them were found.

Mizanur leaked a couple of audio clips, saying he has given Taka forty lakh as bribe to ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir to suppress the graft allegations brought against him.

Basir however, dismissed the allegations, saying Mizanur made those audio clips through the help of technology and supplied those to a TV channel.

ACC director Sheikh Md Fanafilla filed the case against Mizanur and Basir on July 16.


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