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Court orders to publish ads asking SK Sinha, 10 others to appear

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:57 PM, 22 January 2020   Updated: 04:04 PM, 22 January 2020

Chief Justice Surendra Kuman Sinha, File Photo

Chief Justice Surendra Kuman Sinha, File Photo

A Dhaka court on Wednesday ordered authorities concerned to publish newspaper advertisement asking 11 people including former Chief Justice Surendra Kuman Sinha (SK Sinha) to appear before it in a graft case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes passed the order, asking to submit report in this regard on February 20.

Earlier on January 5, the court issued an arrest warrant against them.

Today was set for submitting report on executing order to arrest the 11 accused. As the police submitted the report, the court ordered to publish the advertisement on two national dailies, asking them to surrender before the court. 

On July 10 last year, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director Syed Iqbal Hossain filed the case for embezzling Tk 4 crore from then Farmers Bank and laundering the money abroad.

The other accused are- former Farmers Bank managing director AKM Shameem, first vice-presidents Swapan Kumar Roy and Shafiuddin Askaree, senior executive vice-presidents Gazi Salauddin and Ziauddin Ahmed, and vice-president M Lutful Haque, bank clients Md Shahjahan, Niranjan Chandra Saha, his uncle Ranajit Chandra Saha, and Ranajit’s wife Santree Roy.

According to the allegation, Md Shahjahan and Niranjan took the money on loan from the then Farmers Bank, which was later transferred to Justice Sinha’s Sonali Bank account, showing it was earned from selling of his (Sinha’s) house.