ACC arrests DIG Bazlur Rashid over bribery links
Published : Monday, 21 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 703
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday arrested Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of prisons Bazlur Rashid for illegally amassing assets worth Tk 3.5 crore.
Rashid stands accused of having links to bribery, ACC Secretary Muhammad Delwar Bakht said on Sunday.
Rashid owns an apartment valued at Tk 30.8 million in Dhaka's Siddheswari. Bakht said the illegally amassed wealth went into the apartment purchase.
The ACC officials interrogated Bazlur Rashid and his wife on Sunday morning over their alleged accumulation of huge illegal
wealth and taking crores of money as bribe through currier service.
A team of ACC, led by its Director Md Yusuf arrested the DIG prison. Deputy Directors Nasir Uddin and Salauddin Ahmed are the team members.
Earlier in the day, the ACC started interrogating Bazlur Rashid and his wife, Razzakun Nahar. They were questioned for illegally sending money through courier service. That's where the ACC gets its evidence of amassing illegal wealth.
ACC alleged that Bazlur Rashid hid his address and bought a mobile SIM in the name of his wife to transact money.
He used to send bribe money through these channels without sending money directly. Of this, the ACC, in its charges brought against him, mentions 24 receipts for courier of around Tk 1 crore.
The ACC also summoned Gazipur district jail officer Nesar Alam for same allegation but he did not appear before the ant-graft body.
The ACC has also filed a case with a Dhaka court in this regard.