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Report against ex-CJ Sinha in graft case on May 4

A Dhaka court on Wednesday set May 4 for submitting a probe report against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha in a graft case misusing power.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman set the date as the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) could not submit the report on Wednesday (February 15).

On October 10, 2021, ACC deputy director Md Gulshan Anwar filed the case against SK Sinha for amassing wealth of Tk 7.14 crore on his brother and relative’s names through misuse of power, and then transferring and handing over the money.

According to the case documents, SK Sinha during his tenure as the chief justice took a residential plot from RAJUK at Uttara Residential Area. Later by misuse of power, he took another three-katha plot on his brother Narendra Kumar Sinha’s name at Rajuk’s Purbachal Project. He later made the three-katha plot into a five-katha one and shifted the plot from Purbachal to Road No. 6 of Uttara Sector 4.

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

The ACC in its probe found that the former chief justice paid Tk 75 lakh to RAJUK against the plot and raised a nine-floor apartment complex on it at a cost of Tk 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 building the apartment complex.