A virtual court in Dhaka today rejected a bail petition of Khondaker Enamul Basir, a suspended director of Anti-Corruption Commission, in a bribery case.
Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of the Special Judge Court-4 of Dhaka passed the order after Basir's lawyer submitted a petition seeking his bail in the case.
On March 18, the same court framed charges against Basir and Mizanur Rahman, suspended deputy inspector general of police, in the case.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Senior Special Judge's Court in Dhaka, on February 9, took cognisance of charges against the duo in the case.
On January 17, the ACC pressed charges against them for their alleged involvement in taking and giving bribe of Tk 40 lakh.
On July 16 of 2019, ACC Director Sheikh Mohammad Fanafilya filed the case with its Dhaka district coordination office-1 under the Money Laundering Prevention Act against the two.
A private television channel earlier aired a report in which DIG Mizan alleged that Basir took Tk 40 lakh bribe from him for clearing him from a graft allegation.
Following the report, the ACC formed a three-member committee, led by ACC Secretary Dilwar Bakth to investigate the matter and asked it to submit a report in this regard. ACC suspended Basir after analysing the report on June 12.
Mizan was withdrawn on January 9, 2018, following allegations of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.