A Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others in a case filed for alleged loan fraud and embezzlement of Tk 4 crore from The Farmers Bank (now Padma Bank).
Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-4 framed the charges and fixed August 18 for accepting depositions.
Earlier on January 5, the court issued arrest warrants against 8 accused, including SK Sinha, as they have been shown fugitives in the charge sheet.
Later on February 20, three of the 11 accused surrendered in court.
On December 10 last year, the Anti-Corruption Commission pressed charges against the 11 persons in connection with the case.
The other accused are the bank's former MD AKM Shamim, Senior Executive Vice-President and head of Credit Division Gazi Salahuddin, First Vice-President of Credit Division Swapan Kumar Roy, First Vice-President Shafiuddin Askary, former chairman of the bank's audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty and Vice-President Lutful Haque.
One Shahjahan of Tangail's Sreehoripur village, Ranjit Chandra Saha of the district's Jodunathpur village, his wife Santri Roy and nephew Niranjan Chandra Saha have also been made accused.
BDST: 1300 HRS, AUG 13, 2020