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Graft case against Sinha: Probe report due July 1

  • Published at 01:56 pm May 16th, 2019
File photo: Former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha gestures as journalists flank him in front of his then residence in Dhaka just before he left Bangladesh for Australia on October 13, 2017 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The former chief justice is accused of changing the verdict in a case in the demand for bribes

A Dhaka court has set July 1 for submission of the probe report in the graft case against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder set the new date on Thursday, after investigation officer of the case and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Syed Iqbal Hossain failed to submit the report on the day.

On September 27, 2018, Bangladesh National Alliance (BNA) Chairman Barrister Nazmul Huda filed the case against Sinha with Dhaka’s Shahbagh police station, accusing the former chief justice of changing the verdict in a case in the demand for bribes.

The plaintiff claims Sinha changed the verdict in a case against him despite it having already been disposed of by the High Court, and then demanded Tk2 crore in bribes to dispose of the case.