President allows CJ to go abroad
President Abdul Hamid today approved a government order (GO) allowing Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha to go abroad after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Law Minister Anisul Huq signed the relevant file.
The law ministry will issue a gazette notification to this effect tomorrow, Mahbubar Rahman Sarker, deputy secretary to the law ministry, told The Daily Star tonight.
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Justice Sinha has been on a month's leave since October 3 on health grounds.
The Supreme Court authorities yesterday sent a letter to the president through the law ministry informing him that Justice Sinha would go to Australia to see his daughter and receive treatment.
The letter, signed by Md Zakir Hossain, registrar of the Appellate Division of the SC, said the CJ may leave on Friday or any other nearest date and stay there till November 10, a top official at the court, told The Daily Star.
The official also said whenever the chief justice goes on leave or abroad, the SC authorities will inform the president about the matter so that he can assign another judge of the apex court to discharge the chief justice's duties.