Three witnesses testified on Tuesday in a case against 11 people including former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for allegedly embezzling Taka four crore from then Farmers Bank and laundering the money abroad.
The witnesses are– Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director and recording officer of the case Md Monirul Islam, Farmers Bank Gulshan Branch assistant vice-president Mrinal Mazumder and executive officer of the same branch Rezaul Hasan.
The witnesses testified at Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 and were cross-examined later. Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam then adjourned the hearing till September 1, reports BSS.
Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 on August 13 framed charges in the case.
Investigation Officer (IO) and ACC director Benjir Ahmed filed the charge-sheet in the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge KM Imrul Qayes on December 10, 2019.
The court, however, on February 20, 2020, transferred the case to Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 for further proceedings.
The anti-graft body filed the case on July 10, 2019, for embezzling Taka four crore from then Farmers Bank and laundering the money abroad.