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.
If the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha does not rejoin his office tomorrow the senior most judge of the Appellate Division (Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah) will be appointed as acting chief justice of Bangladesh under Article 97 of the constitution, Law Minister Anisul Huq told The Daily Star tonight.
The corruption allegations brought against Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha must be investigated, Abdul Matin Khasru, president of parliamentary standing committee on law, justice and parliamentary affairs, says.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha says that he is not sick and will come back home after his leave.
He told this to reporters at his official residence on the city's Hare Road around 10:00pm before leaving for Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to travel to Australia.