Bangladesh court docket indicts first Hindu chief justice for graft


Dhaka, August 13

A Dhaka court docket on Thursday indicted Bangladesh’s first Hindu Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others for “embezzling” 40 million taka from a financial institution, a court docket official mentioned. The indictment comes seven months after one other Dhaka court docket issued an arrest warrant in opposition to the 69-year-old, who lives within the US and was described as a “fugitive” by the anti-corruption fee (ACC) in its charge-sheet.

“The court today framed charges against SK Sinha and 10 others, beginning their trial in the Farmers Bank scandal,” mentioned a prosecution lawyer in Dhaka. He mentioned six of the accused within the case had been former officers of the financial institution whereas among the many relaxation features a reported aide of Sinha. The prosecutor mentioned solely three of the accused confronted the trial in particular person as the remaining had been “on the run to evade justice”. — PTI

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Ex-Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others are mentioned to have embezzled 40 million taka from a financial institution. Currently, Sinha is within the US.



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