16th amendment verdict: Team formed to file review
A 11-member team has been formed led by the Attorney General Mahbubey Alam for filing a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict in the case on the 16th amendment to the constitution.
The Appellate Division of the SC upheld a High Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution which had empowered the parliament to remove SC judges for incapacity or misconduct.
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The AG’s office has recently formed the team who are examining the SC verdict and the relevant policies of the constitution and laws for preparing the review petition, the AG’s office sources said.
The other members of the team are: Murad Reza and Momtaz Uddin Fakir, additional attorney generals, Motahar Hossain Saju, Bishwajt Debnath, Ekramul Huq Tutul, Masud Hasan Chowdhury Parag, Khandakar Diliruzzaman, Amit Talukdar and Rashed S Jahangir, deputy AGs, and Bashir Ahmed, assistant AG.
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Contacted, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told The Daily Star that he formed the team with his colleagues for studying and examining the relevant law points for preparing and moving the review petition against the SC verdict on the 16th amendment to the constitution.
The review petition will be filed when it will be prepared, he said.
Replying a question, Mahbubey Alam said that in the review petition the government will pray to the apex court to restore the parliament’s power to remove SC judges for incapacity or misbehaviour.
He said that he has informed the government about formation of the group.
The apex court on August 1 released the full text of its verdict, scrapping the 16th amendment to the constitution that had given parliament the power to remove SC judges for misconduct or incapacity.