Published:  08:59 PM, 10 July 2019

Ex-CJ Sinha, 10 others accused of graft, money laundering

Ex-CJ Sinha, 10 others accused of graft, money laundering

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case on Wednesday against former chief justice SK Sinha and 10 others accusing them of accumulating illegal wealth and laundering Tk 4 crore.

On September 25 last year, the ACC summoned five officials of the Farmers Bank Ltd for interrogation over deposit of Tk 4 crore in SK Sinha’s account with the bank. 

On May 6, ACC interrogated two businessmen – Md Shahjahan and Niranjan Chadra Saha – for allegedly taking Tk 4 crore in loan from the Farmers Bank using fake documents and depositing the money in the bank account of a VVIP.

Sinha, the first non-Muslim chief justice of the country, went on leave on October 2, 2017, and left for Australia on October 13 amid a row over some of his observations in the 16th amendment verdict. 

Just before his departure, Sinha told reporters that he was not sick, contradicting the government’s claim that he went on leave on health grounds.

A day after Sinha’s trip to Australia, the Supreme Court issued a statement saying he was facing 11 charges, including graft, moral turpitude and money laundering.

On November 11, 2017, Sinha resigned from his post of chief justice. 


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