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ACC chief says it looks for graft evidences against Sinha
The Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Monday said that the commission is searching evidence against former Chief Justice SK Sinha as an inquiry over a suspicious deposit of Tk four crore in an account of Sinha was underway.
The ACC chairman, however, said that the commission did not take any action against him without conclusive evidence of corruption.
He made the remarks when journalists drew his attention about recent remarks of law minister Anisul Huq and the commission’s lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan that ACC would take legal steps against SK Sinha.
He said that such statements not acceptable and the ACC did not aspect a question from any quarters which embarrass the commission.
They made the remarks at separate programmes on Saturday and Sunday following recent discussion after publication SK Sinha’s book ‘A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy’ where he wrote that he was forced to leave the country following the controversy in the verdict into the 16th amendment of the constitution.
On April 25, the ACC started inquiring into a complaint from an unknown source that Tk four core was deposited with the bank account of SK Sinha from two accounts of the Farmers Bank.
The inquiry against SK Sinha begun four and a half months after he resigned as the Chief Justice on November 10 amid huge controversies kicked off by the verdict of the Appellate Division that upheld a High Court Division’s verdict that struck down the 16th Amendment seeking to restore parliament’s power to remove Supreme Court judges for misbehaviour or incapacity.
Following the inquiry, the ACC already interrogated two businessmen—Niranjan Chandra Saha and M Shahjahan.