Money Laundering

Two witnesses testify against ex-CJ Sinha

Staff Correspondent

3 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Two more prosecution witnesses testified against former Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others on Tuesday in relation to embezzling Tk 4 crore from the then Farmers Bank and laundering the money.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-4 recorded the statements of the two and fixed February 14 for the next hearing.

The two witnesses -- Abu Zahid Anshari, vice president of Uttara Branch of Dhaka Bank Limited, and Md Mahbub Hossain, bench reader of the Supreme Court -- were also cross-examined by defence lawyers. With the two, a total of 18 out of 21 witnesses gave testimony before the court.

On July 10, 2019, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case in connection with the embezzlement of the money.