A Dhaka court on Monday set November 19 for submitting a
probe report in a case against former chief justice Surendra Kumar (SK) Sinha
filed for amassing illegal wealth through misuse of power.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Asaduzzaman set the date as the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) failed to submit the report on Monday.
On October 10, 2021, Deputy Director of the ACC Md Gulshan Anwar filed the case against SK Sinha for amassing wealth of Tk 7.14 crore on his brother and relative's names through misuse of power, transferring and handing over the properties.
According to the case documents, SK Sinha, during his tenure as the chief justice, took a plot from Rajuk in the Uttara Residential Area. Later, by misuse of power, he took another three-katha plot in his brother Narendra Kumar Sinha's name in the Rajuk Purbachal Project.
Later, he made the three-katha plot into a five-katha one and shifted the plot from Purbachal to Uttara Sector Four.
Justice SK Sinha is accused of giving power of attorney for this plot to one of his nephews Shankhajit Sinha.
The ACC in its probe found that the former chief justice paid Tk 75 lakh to Rajuk against this plot and raised a nine-floor apartment complex on it at a cost of Taka 6.31 crore.
In its case, ACC said they did not find any legal source of earning for the money used in buying the plot and developing the apartment complex.