Former Chief Justice of Bangladesh Supreme Court SK Sinha sentenced to 11 years in NTC corruption case

History highlights

  • Convicted in two corruption cases
  • Sinha was the Chief Justice of Bangladesh from 2015 to 2017

A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday sentenced former judge Surendra Kumar Sinha to 11 years in prison. Surendra Kumar is the first Chief Justice of the Hindu Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Surendra Kumar was convicted in two corruption-related cases. Dhaka Special Judge 4 Sheikh Najmul Alam sentenced the former Chief Justice.

Surendra Kumar now lives in the United States. Surendra Kumar was sentenced to 7 years in the money laundering case. At the same time, he was sentenced to four years in the breach of trust case. According to the report of the Dhaka Tribune newspaper, the prison sentence will be carried out differently.

The court said in its decision, Judge SK Sinha is the main beneficiary of money laundering. According to the report, Sinha was sentenced to 11 years in prison for money laundering of Rs 4 million extracted from Kisan Bank, now known as Padma Bank.

Sinha was the Chief Justice from 2015 to 2017

There were 10 defendants in this case. But Tangail residents, Mohammad Shah Jahan and Niranjan Chandra Saha, were acquitted because the charges against them were not proven. The rest were fined with different penalties. Sinha served as the 21st Chief Justice of the Bangladesh Supreme Court from January 2015 to November 2017. Judge Sinha had alleged that he was forced to resign because he opposed the current “anti-democratic and authoritarian” regime in Bangladesh.

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