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Graft charges pressed against SK Sinha

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Update: 2019-12-10 20:26:38
Graft charges pressed against SK Sinha

DHAKA: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday (Dec 10) pressed a charge sheet against former Chief Justice SK Sinha and 10 others in a case filed under Money Laundering Act.

Benjir Ahmed, director of the anti-graft body, submitted the charge sheet before the court of Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate KM Imrul Kayes this afternoon.

The ACC on December 4 approved a charge sheet against former Chief Justice SK Sinha and 10 others for their alleged involvement in embezzlement and money laundering.

On July 10, ACC Director Syed Iqbal Hossain filed the case with the anti-graft watchdog’s Integrated District Office-1.

ACC sources confirmed that the case has been approved on Wednesday (July 10) morning. It also said that the case will be filed with Dhaka District Coordination Office of ACC.

ACC also summoned six officials of Farmers’ Bank, including its former MD AKM Shamim, to investigate the deposit of Tk 4 crore in the accounts of former Chief Justice SK Sinha.

In the notice sent by ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain on August 26 last year, the officials were asked to appear before the ACC head office. ACC is also investigating against Ananta Kumar Sinha, brother of SK Sinha.

Earlier on November 10, 2017, SK Sinha resigned as the Chief Justice following fury from pro-ruling party leaders, lawyers and ministers over his verdict scrapping a constitutional amendment.

President Abdul Hamid accepted the resignation of Surendra Kumar Sinha on November 13, 2017.

However, the full text of the verdict of Appellate division of Supreme Court scrapping the 16th amendment to the constitution was published on August 1, 2017.

The order shifted a power to the Supreme Court Judicial Council after stripping it off the Member of Parliaments (MPs), to impeach the Supreme Court judges.

BDST: 1917 HRS, DEC 10, 2019

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