Arguments in graft case against ex-CJ Sinha on Sept 14

Monday's hearing in Dhaka saw the setting of September 14th for the closing arguments by the prosecution. This was in response to a case against Surendra Kumar Sinha, former Chief Justice and 10 others who were accused of embezzling Tk4 crore from Farmers Bank and laundering it abroad.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul alam of Dhaka Special Judge court-4 made the order. The accused was the former chairman of the Farmer's Bank's Audit Committee Md Mahbubul Haque Chisty, alias Babul Chisty. Vice-president M Lutful Haque, managing director AKM Shameem, and Gazi Salauddin, were the other defendants. They also gave written statements to defend themselves before the court.

On August 29, seven of the 11 accused in the self defense statements had pleaded not guilt and sought justice from the court.

Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 framed the charges in this case on August 13, 2020.

Benjir Ahmed, director of ACC, had filed the charges sheet in the case to the court of Dhaka metropolitan session judge KM Imrul Qayes December 10, 2019.

However, the court transferred the case to Dhaka Special judge Court-4 on February 20, 2020 for further proceedings.

The Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against Farmers Bank on July 10, 2019, alleging embezzlement of Tk 4 Crore and laundering the money overseas.

AKM Shameem and Swapan Kumar Roy, as well as Shafiuddin Askaree and Gazi Salauddin are also being charged.

According to the allegations, Md Shahjahan took money from Farmers Bank at the time. It was later transferred to Justice Sinha’s Sonali Bank account. This shows that it was earned from Sinha's (Sinha) house sale.


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