Amassing illegal wealth: Probe report against SK Sinha on Aug 30...

Amassing illegal wealth: Probe report against SK Sinha on Aug 30

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:30 PM, 16 June 2022  

Former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar (SK) Sinha; File Photo

Former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar (SK) Sinha; File Photo

A Dhaka court today has set August 30 for submitting a probe report in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar (SK) Sinha for amassing illegal wealth.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh fixed the new date on Thursday as ACC failed to submit the report today. 

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

According to the case documents, SK Sinha, during his tenure, as the chief justice took a plot from RAJUK in Uttara Residential Area. Later, by misuse of power, he took another three-katha plot on his brother Narendra Kumar Sinha’s name in RAJUK Purbachal Project. He later made the three-katha plot to a five-katha one and shifted the plot from Purbachal to Uttara Sector four.

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

The ACC in its probe found that the former chief justice paid Tk 75 lakh to Rajuk against this 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 developing the apartment complex. 

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