Report in graft case against ex-CJ Sinha on Jan 27

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Dhaka, Nov 23: A court here today set January 27 for submitting probe report in a case filed against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar (SK) Sinha for amassing illegal wealth.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order as Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) failed to submit the report today.

ACC deputy director Md Gulshan Anwar filed the case against SK Sinha for amassing wealth of Taka 7.14 crore on his brother and relative’s names through misuse of power, transferring and handing over the money, on October 10.

According to the case documents, SK Sinha during his tenure as the chief justice took a plot from Rajuk in Uttara Residential Area. Later by misuse of power, he took another three-katha plot on his brother Narendra Kumar Sinha’s name in Rajuk Purbachal Project. He later made the three-katha plot to a five-katha one and shifted the plot from Purbachal to Uttara Sector four.

Justice SK Sinha is accused of giving power of attorney for this plot to one of his relatives Shankhajit Sinha.

The ACC in its probe found that the former chief justice paid Taka 75 lakh to Rajuk against this plot and raised a nine-floor apartment complex on it at a cost of Taka 6.31 crore. The anti-graft body in its case said they did not find any legal source of earning for the money used in buying the plot and developing the apartment complex.