BNP seeks Chief Justice’s order to arrest Justice Shamsuddin

BNP seeks Chief Justice’s order to arrest Justice Shamsuddin

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BNP urged on Saturday the Chief Justice to issue an order for the arrest of former Supreme Court Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury for concealing his dual citizenship while discharging his responsibility as a judge, reports UNB.Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi further said Shamsuddin as a judge worked for implementing the ‘evil plan’ of politicising the judiciary in favour of Awami League. “Justice Shamsuddin had dual citizenship. A person who has allegiance to another country cannot work for the welfare of country [Bangladesh]…how does a judge maintain dual citizenship? It’s completely immoral and offence in the eyes of law.” The BNP leader said, “Such person can never ensure impartial trial. This former black sheep of the judiciary should be brought to justice for performing his duty as a judge hiding the matter of his dual citizenship. We appeal to the Chief Justice to take initiative to try Shamsuddin by issuing an order for his arrest.” Justice Shamsuddin who retired from the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on October 1 last year came in the limelight recently as he raised various allegations against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. Rizvi alleged that the government had used Shamsuddin to have its desires fulfilled after appointing him a judge. The BNP leader also observed that ex-Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque and Justice Shamsuddin unsanctified and hampered the neutrality of the judges. “The government has given them the charge of democracy annihilating mission, and they have implemented it with utmost sincerity violating the constitution and law.” About the upcoming Union Parishad polls, Rizvi alleged that prospective BNP chairman candidates are being intimidated in ‘false’ cases to keep them away from the election race. He also claimed that their leaders and activists at the grassroots level are being arrested ahead of the polls while law enforcers are also attacking the offices and houses of opposition men. Fakhrul said they hope the government will not interfere in the activities of the Election Commission, allowing it to hold fair polls.

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