December 1, 2020, 1:53 am

Abu Taher Bappa

2020-10-22 18:59:04 BdST

Graft caseCharges framed against suspended DIG Prisons Bazlur Rashid

A Dhaka court has framed charges against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in connection with a case filed for amassing Tk 3.08 crore beyond known sources of income.

Judge Iqbal Hossain of the Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka framed the charges against the accused in the case on Thursday.

The court also fixed November 22 for recording deposition of witnesses in the case.

Earlier on September 1, Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Senior Special Judge's Court accepted charges against Bazlur Rashid and transferred the case to the Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka for trial.

On August 26, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Md Nasir Uddin -- also the investigation officer of the case --submitted the charge sheet to the court in the case.

The ACC arrested Bazlur Rashid in the case -- filed with ACC's Integrated District Office-1 of Dhaka -- and showed him arrested in the case on October 20 last year.

The following day, the home ministry suspended him from service.

According to the case statement, Bazlur signed a contract with a real estate company in 2018 to buy a flat in the capital's Siddeshwari Road area at Tk 3.09 crore.

Through April 20, 2018 to June 7, 2018 Bazlur paid Tk 3.08 crore in cash and cheque, but during ACC officials' interrogation, he could not show any legal source of the money.

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