Padma Bank MD Khasru testifies against SK Sinha...

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Padma Bank MD Khasru testifies against SK Sinha

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:35 PM, 3 March 2021  

Former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha

Former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha

Padma Bank Managing Director Ehsan Khasru and former Executive Vice President of Dhaka Bank Wahidur Rahman testified against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others in a case filed for embezzling Tk four crore from the then Farmers Bank and laundering the money abroad. 

They testified before Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 on Wednesday. With this, 20 out of total 21 prosecution witnesses have testified in the case so far. 

The court then adjourned the hearing of the case till March 3. The Investigation Officer (IO) of the case is scheduled to testify in the case on the next hearing date.

Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 on August 13 framed charges in the case.

Investigation Officer (IO) and ACC Director Benjir Ahmed filed the charge-sheet in the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes on December 10, 2019.

The court, however, on February 20, 2020, transferred the case to Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 for further proceedings.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case on July 10, 2019, for embezzling Taka four crore from the 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-President Gazi Salauddin, Vice-President M Lutful Haque, Bank’s Entrepreneur Director Md Mahbubul Haque Chisty alias Babul Chisty, bank clients Md Shahjahan, Niranjan Chandra Saha, his uncle Ranajit Chandra Saha and Ranajit’s wife Santi Roy.

According to the allegation, Md Shahjahan and Niranjan took the money on loan from 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. 

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