The government will file a petition with the Supreme Court in next 28 days seeking review of its verdict scraping the 16th amendment to the constitution, says Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.
Amid flak from the ruling quarters over different issues including the 16th amendment verdict, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned yesterday. Now abroad, he sent his resignation letter to the Bangabhaban, the official residence of President Abdul Hamid, in the morning, President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told The Daily Star.
A 11-member team is 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.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is facing 11 charges including “graft and money laundering”, the Supreme Court says in a press statement.
The law ministry yesterday issued a circular on Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha's leave.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha calls upon journalists not to “misquote” him, saying some of his remarks during court proceedings had been “distorted”.
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh has demanded resignation of Chief Justice SK Sinha and scrapping of the Supreme Court verdict on 16th amendment to the constitution.
BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed says the government’s stance against the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution proves it “does not believe in independence of the judiciary”.
The observations of the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha in the 16th constitutional amendment verdict bear his anger towards the incumbent government and the parliament, Law Commission Chairman ABM Khairul Haque says.