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Dhaka, Tuesday   29 September 2020

Arrest warrant issued against 8 including SK Sinha

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:36 PM, 13 August 2020   Updated: 04:26 PM, 13 August 2020

Former Chief Justice SK Sinha

Former Chief Justice SK Sinha

An arrest warrant has been issued against former Chief Justice SK Sinha and eight others in a case in the case filed on charge of embezzling money from Farmers Bank Limited. The court also set August 18 for recording the testimony of the case.

Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 set passed the order on Thursday morning. 

Earlier on Monday, the same court set today for the indictment hearing in the case. 

On December 10 last year, the ACC submitted the charge sheet in the case against 11 people, including the former chief justice. Later on January 5, the court accepted the charges against the accused and issued arrest warrants for them, as they were shown as fugitives in the charge sheet.

The ACC filed the case against SK Sinha and 10 others with the anti-graft watchdog’s Dhaka integrated district office-1 at Segunbagicha on July 10 last year, for allegedly plundering Tk4 crore from Farmers Bank with fake loan documents in the names of two persons.

The money was later transferred to the account of SK Sinha and siphoned off, said the case statement.