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Trial against ex-DIG Prisons Bazlur Rashid begins

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Published: 15:15, 22 October 2020   Update: 15:26, 22 October 2020
Trial against ex-DIG Prisons Bazlur Rashid begins

A Dhaka court has framed charges against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on charge of accumulating money illegally.

Through the framing of charge, trial against the accused has begun formally.

Judge Iqbal Hossain of the Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka on Thursday (October 22) passed the order, rejecting his appeal for acquittal.

The court also fixed November 22 to take testimony in the case. 

Earlier on September 1, Senior Special Judge KM Emrul Kayesh accepted the chargesheet against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in the case.

On August 26, ACC Deputy Director Md Nasir Uddin, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet against the Bazlur Rashid.

ACC arrested Rashid on October 20 last on charge of accumulating money illegally.

According to the case statement, the suspended DIG failed to show any legal source of Tk 3.8 crore which he spent for buying a flat in a housing project at Siddheswari Road in the capital.

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