Presenting arguments: ACC wants highest penalty for Mizan, Basir
Published: 04:59 PM, 24 January 2022 Updated: 05:00 PM, 24 January 2022
Mizanur Rahman and Khandaker Enamul Basir ; File Photo
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today pleaded for the highest penalty for suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman and suspended director of the anti-graft body Khandaker Enamul Basir in a graft case.
ACC counsel Advocate Mosharraf Hossain Kazal made the plea on Monday in his closing arguments in the case at Dhaka Special Judge Court-4.
After the end of the ACC arguments, the defence pleaded for time. Allowing the defence, Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam adjourned the hearing till February 3.
“We believe we have been able to prove all the charges framed against the accused, beyond any reasonable ground. They have already given confessional statements in the case. We are expecting the highest penalty for them,” Advocate Kazal told the media.
The accused on January 3 had pleaded not guilty in their statements in self-defense in the case.
The court on March 18, 2020, framed charges against the two accused in the case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh on February 9, 2020, accepted the chargesheet and had transferred the case for further proceedings to Dhaka Special Judge Court-4.
ACC Director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya on January 19, 2020, filed the chargesheet against the duo for allegedly leaking information and taking bribes.
The anti-graft body on July 16, 2019, filed the case with its Dhaka district coordination office-1 under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.