A Dhaka court yesterday asked ACC director and investigation officer Benjir Ahmed to appear before it for depositions on March 25 in connection with the money laundering case filed against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others.
Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of the Special Judge's Court-4 of Dhaka passed the order after recording statements of two prosecution witnesses -- Md Ehsan Khosru, managing director and chief executive of Padma Bank Limited, and Md Wahidur Rahman Chowdhury, manager of Dhaka Bank Limited's Uttara branch. Later, the defence cross-examined the two.
Earlier, the court recorded statements of 18 prosecution witnesses, including the complainant. On December 28 last year, SK Sinha's elder brother Narendra Kumar Sinha and his nephew gave their statements before same court. Seven of the accused were present yesterday while Sinha and three others are absconding.