Published:  09:12 PM, 11 June 2019

ACC Director Basir rejects bribe allegations

ACC Director Basir rejects bribe allegations

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Khandaker Enamul Basir on Tuesday trashed the allegation of taking bribe from Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Mizanur Rahman.

“It’s completely fabricated,” he told journalists at his office.

In the morning, he claimed that there was evidence that the DIG had amassed illegal wealth worth Tk 4 crore. But a few hours later, he declined to comment on the matter saying it was being investigated.

ACC suspended Basir on Monday, a day after a private TV channel reported that he had taken Tk 25 lakh as bribe from Mizan to give him a clean chit in a corruption case. He also asked the DIG to pay him another Tk 15 lakh within the next week.

The police officer reportedly recorded the telephone conversation aired by the TV channel. 

A three-member committee, headed by ACC Secretary Muhammad Dilawar Bakht, was formed shortly after the TV report was run. It submitted a report on Monday.

ACC suspended Basir after reviewing the committee’s report which found him guilty of breaching job discipline by illegally leaking information.

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