The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended ACC director Khandaker Enamul Basir in a case filed over a Tk 40 lakh bribery scandal.
The HC bench of Justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order after hearing a bail petition filed by Basir.
Advocate Faruk Alamgir Chowdhury stood for Basir while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Advocate Faruk said there is no bar to free him from the jail while ACC lawyer Khurshid said they will file an appeal against the HC order.
On February 23, Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 Sheikh Nazmul Alam sentenced two disgraced Bangladesh government officials to different jail terms in a high-profile bribery case.
While Enamul Basir was sentenced to eight years in jail as the recipient of a bribe, ex-DIG of police Mizanur Rahman was given three years as the one paying the bribe in the same case.
A fine of Tk 80 lakh was also imposed on Basir in the case.
On July 22, 2019, ACC arrested Enamul from his Darus Salam residence in the city for taking bribe from police’s Deputy Inspector General Mizanur Rahman.
On July 16, 2019, ACC director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafillah lodged the complaint over the bribery scandal.
A private TV channel reported that Mizan gave Tk 40 lakh to Basir to get a clean chit in a corruption case.
Enamul was suspended on June 10 of that year for allegedly leaking information, a breach of his job discipline.
Mizan was arrested in the case on July 21, 2019.
DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on January 9, 2019 following allegations of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.