The High Court has accepted an appeal for hearing from Khandaker Enamul Basir who has been fired from the Anti-Corruption Commission and later sentenced to eight years in jail over a bribery case.
The court also suspended an order of imposing a fine of Tk 80 lakh for taking bribe from Mizanur Rahman, a suspended deputy inspector general of police
A single bench of Justice Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Wednesday.
The HC has also summoned all the documents regarding the case from the judicial court, said ACC senior lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.
On February 23, Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 Sheikh Nazmul Alam sentenced Mizanur Rahman and suspended ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir to three and eight years in jail, respectively in the case.
The corruption case dates back to June 24, 2019, when ACC director Manjur Morshed lodged a complaint against the disgraced DIG, his wife Sohelia Anar Ratna, nephew sub-inspector Mahmudul Hasan and younger brother Mahbubur Rahman.
According to the case statement, Mizan accumulated wealth worth Tk 3.28 crore beyond his known sources of income. On the other hand, he had declared wealth worth Tk 3.7 crore in his tax statement.
Then director of ACC, Basir, was made the investigation officer in the case.
During the probe, Mizan had accused Basir of demanding Tk 40 lakh as bribe for dismissing the case, prompting the Commission to appoint director Monjur Morshed as the investigation officer in the case.
At the same time, a three-member probe body was formed, led by ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafillah, to look into the allegations of bribery.
On July 16, 2019, Fanafillah lodged a complaint against both Mizan and Basir. And on April 16, 2020, a Dhaka court indicted the two and directed the official beginning of the trial in the case.