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03:13 PM, August 16, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:20 PM, August 16, 2017

Govt seeks certified copy of 16th amendment verdict

The attorney general’s office has recently applied to the Supreme Court seeking the certified copy of its verdict in the 16th amendment case.

A petition can be filed with the apex court seeking review of its verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution, which had empowered the parliament to remove its judges for incapacity or misconduct, the AG told The Daily Star today.

He, however, said his office has not got any instruction from the government to seek review of the SC judgement till today.

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday told reporters at Meet the Press programme that the government will seek review of the SC judgement seeking expunction of some of the remarks made by the chief justice in the verdict.

According to the SC rules, a review petition is to be filed in 30 days after receiving the certified copy of the apex court.   

The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the 16th amendment to the constitution has been the topic of politicians since it had severely criticised the role of the incumbent government.

Ruling Awami League lawmakers are criticising the verdict and the chief justice who delivered it, whereas, opposition BNP is saying that it had exposed the misdeeds of the government.

The ruling Awami League-led coalition has said it will deal with the verdict legally and politically. Also, they have voiced against some observations of the Supreme Court.

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