Dhaka – Bangladesh’s anti-graft watchdog on Monday decided to begin investigation into an allegation of laundering money by younger brother of controversial former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, officials said.
The Anti-Corruption Commission formed a two-member panel to investigate the allegation of laundering nearly 23 million taka to New Jersey in the United States by Ananta Kumar Sinha, the younger brother of the former chief justice.
ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said that the panel is being headed by assistant director of the commission Gulshan Anwar.
According to the allegation Ananta Kumar Sinha, a Bangladeshi national, purchased a 4,000 square feet home in New Jersey at a cost of 280,000 US dollars. He was accused of earning the money illegally and laundered them in US.
Ananta Kumar’s brother Surendra Kumar Sinha, who left the country in 2017 over a controversial judgment on constitutional provision and resigned from abroad, sought US citizenship recently.
In a book recently published from New York, the former chief justice said he was thrown away from his home by a group of secret agency people.
But, the judges of the Supreme Court following his departure disagreed to sit with him in the bench since he was charged with a number of allegations that include money laundering and moral turpitude.