ACC case against Nazmul Huda to continue as HC rejects plea

Publish: 6:22 PM, June 7, 2022 | Update: 6:22 PM, June 7, 2022

The High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by Barrister Nazmul Huda seeking cancelation of the trial proceedings of a case filed against him by the Anti-Corruption Commission for bringing false allegations against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.

It also asked the lower court concerned to dispose of the case within six months.

Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order after hearing the petition.

As per the court order, there is no bar to continue the case against Nazmul Huda, a former communications minister, in the lower court, said deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin.

Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC.

On Monday, Nazmul filed a petition seeking cancelation of the trial proceedings of the case.

Huda lodged a complaint against SK Sinha at Shahbagh Police 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 that Sinha demanded a bribe of Tk 3.25 crore to dismiss the case. However, after investigation for a year and a half the ACC did not find any evidence in Huda’s allegation.

On February 20, 2020, ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain lodged a counter complaint against Huda for making false allegations against SK Sinha.

In 2021, ACC director ,also the investigating officer of the case, submitted a chargesheet against him.

On November 9, 2021, 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.