ACC director suspended over bribery charge
Published : Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 637
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has suspended its director Khandaker Enamul Bachhir over an allegation of taking bribe from Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman, who is accused of amassing illegal wealth.
ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood made the disclosure while talking to reporters at the anti-graft agency's headquarters in the capital on Monday.
"A disciplinary action has been taken against him for breaching rules of service. A separate departmental inquiry will be conducted in connection with the bribery allegation," ACC chairman said.
DIG Mizan in a television interview on Sunday claimed that ACC Director Enamul Bachhir took Tk 4 million in bribe from him promising that he would be excluded from the allegation. Bachhir also divulged the information during the investigation, he said.
However, the ACC director refuted the allegation.
Audio clips of mobile conversations between DIG Mizan and Enamul Bachhir were aired on television. Following the allegation, the ACC formed an inquiry committee headed by ACC Secretary Muhammad Delwar Bakht.
On May 3 last year, ACC Deputy Director Farid Ahmed Patwary interrogated Mizan about his alleged illegal wealth. Later, Bachhir was entrusted with the investigation against him.
Mizan was withdrawn as additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police following a marital scandal in January last year.