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Report in graft case against former CJ Sinha on Oct 29

  • Published at 06:12 pm September 23rd, 2019
SK Sinha
File photo of former chief justice SK Sinha Collected

Chief Justice Sinha allegedly demanded bribe

A court has set October 29 for submitting a probe report in a case lodged against former Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha for allegedly demanding bribe.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikdar set the new date as investigation officer in the case as the director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Syed Iqbal Hossain failed to submit a report on Monday.

Bangladesh National Alliance (BNA) chairman Barrister Nazmul Huda filed the case against the former chief justice on September 27, 2018, at the capital’s Shahbagh police station.

The plaintiff alleged that the then Chief Justice Sinha, being instigated, changed the verdict of a case against him despite the fact that the case was earlier disposed of at the High Court (HC).

Chief Justice Sinha also allegedly demanded a Tk2 crore bribe from Huda to dispose of the case.