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ACC sues ex-CJ SK Sinha for acquiring illegal assets

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 7th October, 2021 05:57:20 PM
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ACC sues ex-CJ SK Sinha for acquiring illegal assets

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on charges of taking allocation of a plot in Uttara from Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) through influencing and abusing his power.

The anti-graft body also found that the former Chief Justice also constructed a nine-story building on the plot of RAJUK through spending Tk 7.14 crore including price of the plot which was amassed illegally.

The anti-graft body’s Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Prodhan filed the case against SK Sinha with its integrated district office in Dhaka-1, said ACC Secretary M Anwar Hossain Hawlader.

The case was filed under section 27(1) of the ACC Act 2004, section 5 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act- 1947 and section 4 (2), (3) of the Money Laundering Act-2012.

According to the case, Tk 7.14 crore has been spent for the construction of the building including the payment of RAJUK for the plot in Uttara.

“There is no valid source of the money while the money is not consistent with his known sources of income. He transfers, converts and transfers money earned through illegal means through using the accounts of different people,” it said

Earlier on July 10, 2019, the ACC filed another case accusing SK Sinha and 10 others of accumulating illegal wealth and laundering Tk4 crore. A Dhaka special judge court will be delivered the verdict of the case on October 21.