Printed on Mon Aug 15 2022 3:13:45 AM

SK Sinha sentenced to 11 years in prison

Staff Correspondent
SK Sinha
A court has sentenced former chief justice Surendra Kumar (SK) Sinha to 11 years in prison in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge's Court-4 pronounced the verdict on Tuesday.

The arguments of both the parties in this case ended on September 14 in the Judicial Court.

The testimony of 21 people has been accepted in the case. The trial against 11 people, including SK Sinha, began on August 13 last year. On February 20 of that year, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes ordered the case to be transferred to Dhaka Special Judge-4.

On July 10, 2019, ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain filed a case at the integrated district office of the organization in Dhaka. On December 10 of that year, the investigating officer of the case, ACC director Benazir Ahmed, filed a charge sheet in the court.

The other 10 accused are AKM Shamim, Gazi Salahuddin, Swapan Kumar Roy, Mohammad Lutful Haque, Mohammad Shahjahan, Niranjan Chandra Saha, Safiuddin Askari Ahmed, Ranjit Chandra Saha, Santri Roy, and Mahbubul Haque Chishti alias Babul Chishti.

According to the ACC, they have found evidence of embezzling Tk 4 crore from Farmers Bank (now Padma Bank) using fake documents of two businessmen named Shahjahan and Niranjan. The embezzled money was later credited to Justice SK Sinha's account.

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