Action against DIG Mizan underway: Home Minister
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday reiterated that the process to take action against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman is underway.
"No one is above the law. He (Mizan) has already been suspended," the Minister said.
He was talking to journalists after a function
marking the signing of the annual performance agreement of the Security Services Division under the Home Ministry.
Police Headquarters have formed a committee to investigate allegations of graft and submit a probe report in a case filed against Mizanur Rahman.
Earlier, DIG Mizanur Rahman alleged that Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director, Khandaker Enamul Basir, accepted bribes amounting to Tk 4 million from him-in two phases-in exchange for information.
On June 10, the ACC said it has suspended Commission's Director Basir and removed him from the probe team that was investigating the wealth of DIG Mizanur, for leaking a probe report to DIG Mizanur.
On May 3 last year, ACC Deputy Director Farid Ahmed Patwary interrogated Mizan about his alleged accumulation of illegal wealth. Later, Basir was given charge of the investigation. Mizan was withdrawn as additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) following a marital scandal in January last year and attached with the police headquarters now.
A private TV channel reported recently that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to ACC Director Khandaker Enamul 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 He was withdrawn on January 9 last year following the allegation of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.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 up 25-year-old woman in July, 2017 and then forcibly married her.
He had also implicated her in a false case whereby she was arrested and spent three weeks in jail.
About missing of former state minister for home affairs Tanjim Ahmed Sohel Taj's nephew, the Home Minister said Sohel Taj called him to this regard. "A general diary was lodged in this connection. I asked the law enforcement agencies to look into it," he said. Asaduzzaman said there might be two aspects. "Someone might have picked him up or he might have gone somewhere. He will be traced out no matter where might be."
About giving the charge of a police station to an assistant police super instead of an inspector, he said once a sub-inspector used to be in charge. "The country is progressing with time. There's no such decision right now. This is an ongoing process."
The Minister expressed the hope that his Ministry will achieve much progress in the coming years.
Of the four departments under the Ministry, Fire Service and Civil Defence did well, he said, expressing the hope that the annual performance agreement will help ensure good governance, transparency and bring dynamism into the activities.