SK Sinha's conviction: Not a good day for judiciary, says Law Minister
Regarding former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha's conviction in a money laundering case today, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said it is not a good day for the judiciary.
"I'm not happy. Because, he (justice SK Sinha) had been involved with the judiciary. He was a chief justice of the country. I am also a lawyer (by profession) and related with the judiciary my whole life," he said.
"But it's also right that if anyone commits an offence, he or she must be tried. It (trial of SK Sinha) was very necessary," he added.
The law minister made the remark while expressing his reaction to newsmen at his ministerial office in the Secretariat about the trial court verdict on SK Sinha and others in the case.
"It has been proved through the verdict that nobody is above the law. Those who hold constitutional or important public offices must be accountable for their activities. They must be careful and maintain transparency and accountability," he said.
Replying to a query, Anisul Huq, also an eminent legal expert, said it has been proven from the judgement that there is rule of law in the country.
"We have seen that no case had been filed since 1975 to 1996 in connection with the incident of killing Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members. We have come out of that culture of impunity and trial of Bangabandhu murder case, jail killing case, crimes against humanity and war crimes cases and corruption cases have been held and rule of law has been established in the country," he said.