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Ex-CJ SK Sinha cleared of graft charges

  • Published at 11:19 pm February 16th, 2020
SK Sinha
File photo of former chief justice SK Sinha Collected

A no confidence petition filed by Nazmul Huda against Sinha was also dismissed

A Dhaka court has exonerated former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha of charges in a case filed by former minister Barrister Nazmul Huda.

Dhaka Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order recently after accepting the final report submitted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Court Bench Clerk Foyez Ahmed said on Sunday, reports UNB.

The court also dismissed a no-confidence petition filed by Nazmul Huda.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the final report on January 14 last.

On December 4 last, the national anti-graft body gave clean chit to the former chief justice in the case as it was proved to be a false one during investigation.

It had also approved the filing of a regular case against Huda for lodging a false case against Sinha.

Barrister Huda, a former BNP minister, filed another case against Sinha with Shahbagh police station on September 27, 2018 on charge of misuse of power and corruption.

Sinha went on leave on October 2, 2017 and left for Australia on October 13, amid a row over some of his observations in the 16th amendment verdict.

Just before his departure, he had told reporters that he was not sick, contradicting the government’s claim that he went on leave on health grounds.

A day after SK Sinha’s trip to Australia, the Supreme Court issued a statement, saying he was facing 11 charges, including graft, moral turpitude and money laundering.

On November 11, 2017, he resigned from his post of chief justice.