Nazmul Huda granted bail in case involving SK Sinha
Published : Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 at 9:57 PM Count : 409
A Dhaka court has granted bail to Barrister Nazmul Huda, former communications minister, in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) accusing him of bringing false allegations against then-Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.
Huda was granted bail after he surrendered before the court of Dhaka Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes on Wednesday.
Despite opposition from the state counsel the court granted bail to Huda till December 13 on a bond of Tk 20,000.
Also the court accepted the charge sheet and ordered transfer of the case to Special Judge Court-9. At the same time, the date for charge formation was announced December 13.
Earlier, the commission had approved the charge sheet on October 7.
Huda filed a case against SK Sinha at Shahbagh Police Station on September 27, 2018, alleging that the verdict in a case settled against him during the tenure of the former caretaker government was changed and bribery demanded.
He claimed Sinha demanded a bribe of Tk 3.25 crore to dismiss the case. However, investigation for a year and a half the ACC did not find any evidence in Huda's allegation.
On February 20 last year, ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain filed a counter case against Huda for making false allegations against SK Sinha .
On Nov ember 9 a Dhaka special court sentenced Sinha to 11 years in jail for laundering Tk. 4 crore borrowed from Farmers Bank, now Padma Bank. He now lives abroad.