ACC chief says it looks for graft evidences against Sinha 

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Sep 25,2018 | Updated: 00:37, Sep 25,2018

 
 

Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood talks to media at the commission's office on Monday. -- New Age photo

Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood said Monday that search was on to find evidences of alleged corruption by former Chief Justice SK Sinha.
While leaving office he told waiting reporters that inquiries began to find evidence of alleged irregularity in depositing Tk four crore
in the bank account of the former Chief Justice.
He said that the ACC would take no action against the former Chief Justice until and unless conclusive evidence of corruption was found.
He was replying to reporters when they demanded to know whether the ACC would take action against the former Chief Justice as law minister Anisul Huq and ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan declared recently.
He said that such statements were not acceptable as they could embarrass the ACC.
The law minister and the ACC lawyer made the remarks at separate events in the wake of discussions generated by SK Sinha’s recently published book, ‘A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy.’
The former Chief Justice has written in his book that he was forced to leave the country after he penned the unanimous verdict on the 16th amendment.
On April 25, the ACC started an inquiry into an anonymous complaint that Tk four core had been transferred to the bank account of the former Chief Justice Sinha from two accounts in the Farmers Bank.
The inquiry began against SK Sinha four and a half months after he resigned as the Chief Justice on November 10 amid huge controversies he had kicked off by penning the unanimous verdict that upheld the striking down the 16th Amendment.
As part of the inquiry the ACC interrogated two businessmen—Niranjan Chandra Saha and M Shahjahan.
The ACC chairman said more time was needed to complete the inquiry. 

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