** Now we have politics of grave digging ** Bank accounts info sought to intimidate journos ** UK removes BD from travel red list ** A significant portion of the Outer Circular Road at Rajarbagh in the capital has been dug up by the Dhaka South City Corporation for renovations, interrupting the flow of traffic on the busy thoroughfare. This photo was taken on Saturday. ** US Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump demonstrators converge for rally ** Hifazat leader Mufti Rizwan arrested ** Students aged 12-17 to get Pfizer shots ** World leaders descend on New York despite pandemic ** Evaly shuts office, orders staff to work from home ** Errant e-commerce firms to face stern action: DMP ** Four killed as bus rams auto-rickshaw ** DU halls to reopen on October 5 ** Another body found near Cox's Bazar beach ** Daily Covid cases hit 16-week low ** Bangladesh protests Indian claim on continental shelf ** Australian police clash with anti-lockdown protesters ** Keep them free on bail to recover the money defrauded ** Cuba begins vaccinating children against Covid ** A group of merchants and customers stage protest at the Shahbagh intersection in the capital on Friday demanding release of the Evaly's Chairman Shamima Nasrin and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Rassel. ** Evaly couple on 3-day remand ** PM off to USA to join 76th UNGA ** Ban on soybean meal export sought ** Hasina greets Modi on his birthday ** Will Evaly customers get their money back? ** Inconsistence surfaces between FIRs and probe reports **

CJ Sinha case verdict on October 5

15 September 2021

Court Correspondent :
The Special Judge Court-4 of Dhaka yesterday fixed October 5 to pronounce the verdict in a case against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others for allegedly embezzling Taka forty million from the then Farmers Bank (now Padma Bank) and laundering the money abroad.
   Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam fixed the date as both prosecution and defence concluded their arguments in the case on Tuesday.
Earlier on September 6, four accused, former Chairman of the then Farmers Bank's Audit Committee Md Mahbubul Haque Chisty alias Babul Chisty, Vice-
President M Lutful Haque, Managing Director AKM Shameem and Senior Executive Vice-President Gazi Salauddin submitted written statements in their defence in the court.
Seven accused out of the total 11 in their statements in self-defence on August 29, had pleaded not guilty and demanded justice from the court. These seven accused are Babul Chisty, AKM Shameem, M Lutful Haque, Gazi Salauddin, first Vice-President of the then Farmer's Bank Swapan Kumar Roy, and bank clients Md Shahjahan and Niranjon Chandra Saha. The Special Judge Court-4 of Dhaka on August 13, last year, framed charges in the case. ACC Director Benjir Ahmed had submitted the chargesheet of the case in the
court of Dhaka's Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes on December 10,
2019. The court, however, on February 20, last year, transferred the case to the Special Judge Court-4 of Dhaka for other proceedings.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case on July 10, 2019, for
embezzling Taka forty million from the then Farmer's Bank and laundering the
money abroad.
The other accused are AKM Shameem, Swapan Kumar Roy, Shafiuddin
Askaree, Gazi Salauddin, M Lutful Haque, Md Mahbubul Haque Chisty alias Babul Chisty, Md Shahjahan, Niranjan Chandra Saha, his uncle Ranajit Chandra Saha and Ranajit's wife Santi Roy.
According to the allegation, Md Shahjahan and Niranjan took the money on loan from the then Farmer's Bank, which was later transferred to Justice Sinha's Sonali Bank account, showing it was earned from selling his (Sinha's) house.

Add Rate