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Habibullah Mizan
Former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha had obtained third class in most of his academic examinations.
Officials have come to know about this stunning information after examining his academic transcripts.
This means he had a very poor academic career all along. But, surprisingly, in his controversial book, he falsely claimed that he completed his graduation in commerce with outstanding result.
In his book, justice SK Sinha claimed that despite his extra ordinary results, his father did not allow him to study at Chittagong University. But his academic transcripts say that he passed with third division in both I-com (HSC) and B-com (Degree pass) degree.
He passed I-com in 1966-1967 session. He obtained only 34 in Bengali first part, and 33 in Bengali second part. He obtained 33 in English first paper while he obtained 40 in English second paper. In Book keeping subject, he got 39 and in accounting, he obtained 33 only.
In Business Policy and Implementation subject, he got only 20 and 41 in Type Writing respectively. He had to pass in these subjects with the help of 5 grace marks. Thus he obtained third division in his I-com degree. His roll number was 19908 and registration number was 8574 in I-com examination.
He also obtained third division in B-com degree. In 1968-1969 academic session he obtained 33 in Commercial Engineering, 47 in Economics first paper, 49 in economics second paper and 49 in Economics third paper.
In Business Admin first paper he got 28, in second paper he got 21 and in third paper he got 43. In Advance Accounting subject, he got 50 in first paper, 54 in second paper and 43 in third paper. In total, he passed B. Com in third division. His B.com roll was 7511 and registration was 3442.
Despite such poor results, he claimed that he was a very brilliant student. While addressing at his book unveiling program in Washington DC of USA, he delivered his speech with repeated mistakes in English. Guests were very suspicious about his claim of being meritorious after hearing his grammatically wrong English speech. Later, officials started to investigate about his academic result.
What they discovered surprised everyone because they could not believe that with such poor results someone could rise to the post of chief justice. Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Commission claims to have found evidence of forgery in an investigation into allegations of corruption against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.
There had been forgery in taking Tk 40 million as loans from the Farmers Bank, ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood told reporters without naming anyone on Thursday.

The money drawn by two businessmen had been deposited to Justice Sinha’s account, the lawyer for the businessmen had earlier informed media.

In a latest development , the Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC claims to have found evidence of forgery in an investigation into allegations of corruption against  SK Sinha.

There had been forgery in taking Tk 40 million as loans from the Farmers Bank, ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood told reporters on Thursday.

The businessmen, Md Shahjahan and Niranjan Chandra Saha, had borrowed the money from the bank’s Gulshan branch and the sum was transferred to Justice Sinha’s account via another businessman, according to the complaint following which the ACC launched the investigation.

The businessmen’s lawyer also named Justice Sinha as the recipient of the money after the duo were questioned by the ACC.

The ACC on Wednesday said it was investigating a case started by lawyer and former BNP government minister Nazmul Huda accusing Justice Sinha of demanding bribe from the lawyer when he was an Appellate Division judge.

The ACC recently quizzed a former managing director of the Farmers Bank and five other officials of the bank as it is weighing whether to start a formal investigation against Justice Sinha over the Tk 40 million corruption allegation.

It is also investigating allegations against Justice Sinha’s brother Ananta Kumar Sinha that he had laundered money to purchase a three-storey house in the US.

About the allegation of graft involving the Farmers Bank, the ACC chairman said the investigation has ended and a number of people’s involvement in the alleged corruption has been found.

He said they have also found the money was laundered, or withdrawn in cash in different places.

Asked whether the former chief justice was involved in the loan scam, Iqbal again said,  “We will take action against all the people involved, no matter how important they are,” he added.