Former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha
Former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha File photo

A Dhaka court fixed 13 August 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, reports UNB.

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.

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On 10 July 2019, ACC filed the case on charge of misappropriating and laundering about Tk 40 million from Farmers Bank in 2016.

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

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 11 November 2017, Sinha resigned from his post of chief justice.

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