Case against SK Sinha for securing plot probe report Nov 19


Court Correspondent :
A Dhaka court yesterday fixed November 19 to submit the investigation report of a case filed against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha (SK Sinha) for abusing the power of his official position and securing allotment of a plot of land from Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (Rajuk).

Judge Md Asaduzzaman of the Metropolitan Session Judge Court of Dhaka on Monday passed the order as the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) could not submit the report on Monday.

Earlier on October 10, 2021, Deputy Director of Anti-Corruption Commission Gulshan Anwar Pradhan filed the case with the organisation’s Integrated District Office, Dhaka-1 against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for abusing power of his position and securing the allotment of a plot of land from Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (Rajuk).

SK Sinha, who now lives abroad, also faces charges of accumulating wealth illegally.

According to the case statement, SK Sinha had earlier received a plot of land in his own name from Rajuk, in Uttara residential area.


He purportedly later secured a three katha plot in Rajuk’s Purbachal project in the name of his brother Narendra Kumar Sinha, using his power and influence. By the same token, he upgraded the plot to a five-katha one.

Apparently, transferring the plot from Purbachal, SK Sinha got a plot of land approved by Rajuk in Uttara’s Sector-4 and paid a total of Tk75 lakh for it. He later built a 9-storey building on the plot.

The statement further noted that investigation revealed the construction cost of the house was more than Tk 6.31 crore, according to the report of a neutral engineer.

As such, the cost of construction of the building, including the price of the plot of land stands at over Tk 7.6 crore.

Of this, he received Tk 70 lakh in advance from Khaleda Chowdhury against the sale of a flat.