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Sacked DIG (Prisons) Bazlur seeks acquittal from jail term

Suspended Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Bazlur Rashid, who was jailed for five years for amassing Tk 3.14 crore beyond known sources of income, filed an appeal on Wednesday seeking acquittal from his punishment given by a trial court.

He, at the same time, sought bail with the High Court bench of Md Ashraful Kamal.

A hearing on the petition will be held later on the day.

On October 23, a Dhaka court sentenced Bazlur Rashid to five years in jail in the case.

On August 26, 2020, the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) deputy director Md Nasir Uddin, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet to the court in the case.

The ACC summoned the suspended DIG and his wife for interrogation on October 20 in 20019 and showed him arrested on the same day after filing a case against him on charge of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 3.14 crore.