Justice Manik submits 65 judgments, orders
Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik, a former judge of the Appellate Division, yesterday submitted 65 judgments and orders written after his retirement, along with the relevant case files to the apex court.
“The office of Justice Md Imman Ali, a judge of the Appellate Division bench where I was a member, has received 65 judgments and orders and their files from me,” Justice Manik told The Daily Star.
There were 85 cases pending with him and he has completed writing judgments and orders in all of them. But yesterday, he did not submit the judgments, orders and the related files of 20 cases, he said.
“Justice Md Imman Ali has said his office will receive the remaining judgments and orders and their files later,” Manik added.
Justice Imman Ali will examine the judgments and orders and then send them to Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, the presiding judge of the bench, for scrutiny.
“Then Justice Wahhab Miah will send the judgments and orders to me for my signature. Once I sign, Justice Imman Ali and then Justice Wahhab Miah will sign the judgments and orders for their release,” Manik added.
On Sunday, SC registrar general's office in a press release said, “The honourable chief justice of Bangladesh hopes that former Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury will return all the files of cases of unsettled judgments pending with him to the Supreme Court's registrar general's office immediately without making any statement to the media about the judgments and orders, so that justice seekers do not suffer further.”
Meanwhile, Sabbir Foyez, additional registrar of the High Court Division of the SC, said yesterday that the SC administration prohibited holding any programme like press conference, meeting and procession on the SC premises a long ago, and that they would enforce the ban strictly from now on.
His comment came a day after Justice Manik held a press conference on the SC premises during court hours where he requested the chief justice to take steps for accepting the judgments and orders he has written after his retirement on October 1 last year.