ACC to probe case against SK Sinha

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Staff Reporter:

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will be investigating the case filed against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on charge of misuse of power and corruption.

Former BNP minister Barrister Nazmul Huda filed the case against Sinha with Shahbagh Police Station on September 27.

ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud made the announcement today, adding that the commission is already probing into allegations against Sinha’s younger brother.

“We are investigating into allegation that his younger brother Ananta Kumar Sinha had sent Tk 2.3 crore to New Jersey illegally,” the ACC chairman told reporters.

Justice Sinha, the 21st chief justice of the country, resigned on November 10 last year while he was abroad.

An autobiography of Justice Sinha titled “A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy” came out on September 16.

Lalitmohan-Dhanabati Memorial Foundation holds the copyright of the book.

In his autobiography, Justice Sinha wrote about his early life, his appointment as chief justice of Bangladesh, the separation of power and the independence of judiciary, 16th amendment to the constitution and its aftermath, ethical values of judges of the highest court and politicians, and the circumstances behind his resignation.

Former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Saturday said he had sought political asylum in the United States. He also told the BBC Bangla Service on Sunday that there were risks to his life in Bangladesh.

source:thedailystar

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