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Money laundering case against ex-CJ: Hearing on charge framing on Aug 13
UNB, Dhaka

Money laundering case against ex-CJ: Hearing on charge framing on Aug 13

A Dhaka court fixed August 13 for hearing on framing charges against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others in a money laundering case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Judge Nazum Alam of Dhaka Special Judges Court-4 on Monday fixed the date after resumption of regular operations of High Court Division.

The other accused in  the case are Gazi Salahuddin, senior executive vice president and former head of credit division, Swapan Kumar Roy, first vice president (Credit division), Shafiuddin Askari Ahmed and Md Lutful Haque, first vice presidents of the Gulshan Corporate Branch of the Farmers Bank, M Mahbubul Haque Chisti, entrepreneur director and chairman of Audit Committee of the Farmers Bank, and Mohammad Shahjahan, Niranjan Chandra Saha, Santri Roy Simi and Ranjit Chandra Saha.

On July 10, 2019, ACC filed the case on charge of misappropriating and laundering about Tk 4 crore from Farmers Bank in 2016.

Sinha, went on leave on October 2, 2017, and left for Australia on October 13 amid dispute over some of his observations over the 16th Amendment verdict. 

A day after Sinha’s departure 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.