D&GB REPORT: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched an inquiry into Ananta Kumar Sinha, brother of former chief justice SK Sinha—for money laundering and other financial crimes.
“The commission initiated an inquiry into Ananta Kumar Sinha for charges of purchasing a house worth $280,000 in the US, amassing illegal wealth, and money laundering,” ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumer Bhattacharya told the media.
Earlier this week, at an event marking the launch of his autobiography, “A Broken Dream,” in Washington DC, the former chief justice said he has sought political asylum in the US.
The first non-Muslim chief justice of Bangladesh left the country on October 13, 2017 for Australia.
He submitted his resignation letter on November 10. The president accepted his resignation on November 14.
The former chief justice claimed to have received invitations from the UK’s House of Commons, Geneva, and the European Union (EU) but could not go there as his asylum decision was pending.
Sinha said he did not feel safe in the US adding that he was “so scared” that he stayed at home all the time.
He claimed that officials of a government intelligence agency monitors his US residence round- the-clock and photographs those who enter his house.