Verdict against 11 including SK Sinha on Thursday

A Dhaka court will deliver its verdict in a corruption case filed against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others on Thursday (October 21).

Ali Hossain, the acting judge of the Court of Special Judges in Dhaka, has set the new date for the verdict for October 5.

On September 14, Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of the Fourth Special Court in Dhaka set a date for the verdict after the completion of pleadings in the case. Later it was postponed.

On July 10, 2019, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a complaint for the misappropriation of Tk 4 crore from Farmers Bank (now Padma Bank).

Besides SK Sinha, the other defendants in the case are – Md Mahbubul Huque Chisty alias Babul Chisty, former chairman of the audit committee of Farmers Bank Limited, first vice chairmen Swapan Kumar Roy and Shafiuddin Ashkari, vice chairman Md. Lutful Huque, former MD AKM Shameem, former SEVP Gazi Salahuddin, clients of bank Md. Shahjahan, Niranjan Chandra Saha, his uncle Ranajit Chandra Saha and wife of Ranajit Santree Roy.

On December 8 of the same year, the director of the ACC, Md Benjir Ahammad, also in charge of investigating the case, lodged a complaint against the accused.

The trial began on August 13 last year with the formulation of charges against the 11 accused.

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