A court in capital Dhaka on Sunday accepted the chargesheet against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman and suspended ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir in a case over Bangladeshi Taka 40 lakh ($47,058) bribery scandal.
KM Imrul Kayes, Judge of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges Court, took the charges into cognisance, reports United News of Bangladesh.
The court transferred the case to Special Judge Court-4 and fixed March 4 for next hearing.
Earlier on January 19, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) submitted chargesheet against them in the case.
The suspended DIG allegedly gave Tk 40 lakh to ACC director KhandakerEnamulBasir to get clean chit in a corruption case.
On July 16 last year, ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafillah filed the case against the suspended DIG and Basir with Dhaka-1 coordinated district office over the bribery scandal.
A private TV channel had reported that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to Basir to get clean chit in a corruption case.
DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on January 9, last year following the allegation of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.
He had also reportedly married a woman forcibly and tortured her. Mizan allegedly picked the 25-year-old woman up in July, 2017 and then forcibly married her.
He had also implicated her in a false case whereby she was arrested and remained in jail for three weeks.