Ex-OC Moazzem to be nabbed anytime: Kamal


Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said former Sonagazi police station in-charge Moazzem Hossain will be arrested at any time. He said all escape routes have been cut off. He can’t escape. He’ll be arrested soon. On May 27, a tribunal ordered the OC’s arrest after investigators found allegations brought against him to be true.

On May 15, Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul Haque Sumon filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act. The former OC was accused of unlawfully interrogating Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi and recording the incident on phone. The video was later circulated on the social media.

Asked about the killing of Amit Muhuri in Chattogram jail, the minister said people involved in the incident will not be spared. Amit, a prisoner, was killed in an attack allegedly by his cellmate Ripon Nath at Chattogram Central Jail over a trivial matter on May 29. About the new scandal of bribery, the minister that said action will be taken against Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mizanur Rahman for bribing an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) official.

“It’s clear he (Mizan) has committed a crime by bribing an ACC official. He’ll be punished for it,” Khan told reporters at the auditorium of the Department of Prisons in Bakshibazar. ACC suspended its Director Khandaker Enamul Basir on Monday for breaching service rules. A private TV channel reported on Sunday that Basir had taken Tk 25 lakh as bribe from Mizan to give him a clean chit in a corruption case. He had also asked the DIG to pay him another amount of Tk 15 lakh within the next week. Before talking to the reporters, the Home Minister also inaugurated a fair exhibition organised by the Security Services Division.