Ex-CJ Sinha accused of graft, money laundering
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case on Wednesday against former chief justice SK Sinha and 10 others accusing them of accumulating illegal wealth and laundering Tk 40 million, reports UNB.
On 25 September last year, the ACC summoned five officials of the Farmers Bank Ltd for interrogation over deposit of Tk 40 million in SK Sinha’s account with the bank.
On 6 May, ACC interrogated two businessmen – Md Shahjahan and Niranjan Chadra Saha – for allegedly taking Tk 40 million in loan from the Farmers Bank using fake documents and depositing the money in the bank account of a VVIP.
Sinha, the first non-Muslim chief justice of the country, went on leave on 2 October, 2017, and left for Australia on 13 October amid a row over some of his observations in the 16th amendment verdict.
Just before his departure, Sinha told reporters that he was not sick, contradicting the government’s claim that he went on leave on health grounds.
A day after Sinha’s trip 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.