Court invalid DIG Mizanur’s bail plea

A Dhaka court has denied the bail petition of suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman in a corruption case.

Dhaka Senior Special Judges’ Court Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order on Wednesday after a hearing on the case being filed against the disgraced police official for amassing illegal wealth and money laundering.

Mizanur’s lawyer Ahasanul Haque Samaji appealed for the bail on July 24.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Monzur Morshed filed the case against Mizan, his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna, nephew Sub-Inspector Mahmudul Hasan, and younger brother Mahabubur Rahman on June 24.

On May 3 last year, ACC interrogated DIG Mizanur in connection with accumulating illegal wealth.

DIG Mizanur Rahman, former additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, was withdrawn on January 9 last year after being accused of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.

He was suspended on June 25 this year.