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Verdict in graft case against ex-CJ Sinha, others Oct 05

September 15, 2021 00:00:00

A Dhaka court Tuesday set October 5 for pronouncing judgement in a case against former Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar (SK) Sinha and 10 others for allegedly embezzling Tk 40 million (4 crore) from the then Farmers Bank and laundering the money abroad, reports BSS.

Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 set the date as both prosecution and defence concluded their closing arguments in the case Tuesday.

Earlier on September 6, four accused, former Chairman of the then Farmer's 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 placed written statements in their defence before 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. The seven accused are-- Babul Chisty, AKM Shameem, M Lutful Haque, Gazi Salauddin, first vice-president of the then Farmers Bank Swapan Kumar Roy and bank clients Md Shahjahan and Niranjon Chandra Saha.

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