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2021-11-09 13:37:59 BdST

Ex-CJ Sinha sentenced to 11 years in graft case

A Dhaka court has sentenced former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha (SK Sinha) to eleven-year imprisonment in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for laundering Tk4 crore.

Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-4 passed the order on Tuesday.

SK Sinha has been absconding since filing of the graft case.

A total of 21 prosecution witnesses testified before the court in the case.

The ACC in October 2018 said that the commission found evidence of fraud involving transactions of Tk 4 crore borrowed with fake documents by two businessmen, Shahjahan and Niranjan, from the Farmers Bank (now Padma Bank). Later, the money was deposited in Justice SK Sinha’s account.

On July 10 in 2019, ACC Director Syed Iqbal Hossain filed the case with its Integrated District Office-1 in Dhaka against SK Sinha and 10 others over the charges.

On August 13 last year, the court started trial against the 11 accused through framing charges against them in the corruption case.

Justice SK Sinha resigned from his post on November 11, 2017, from abroad. He is now in the USA.

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