Justice Sinha tarnished image of judiciary: AG

Justice Sinha tarnished image of judiciary: AG

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Attorney general Mahbubey Alam Tuesday said that the former chief justice SK Sinha tarnished the image and dignity of the judiciary by making adverse comments on the Supreme Court judges in his book published recently across the world. The chief law officer of the country made the observations a few days after the release of former chief justice’s book titled “A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy”, where he wrote about his appointment as Chief Justice of Bangladesh, separation of power and independence of the judiciary, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution and its aftermath, ethical values of judges of the highest court and politicians, and the circumstances behind his resignation.
Attorney general Mahbubey Alam said Justice Sinha has not made it clear why his colleagues in the Appellate Division had refused to sit in the same bench with him for performing judicial functions.
“If the reasons behind the other judges’ refusal to sit in the same bench with Justice SK Sinha are disclosed, foul smell will spread and the image of the judiciary will be tarnished even more,” Alam said.
“I don’t know whether such incident has taken place in any other country in the world,” the AG also said.
Many judges, including former chief justices Mustafa Kamal, Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury, Md Tafazzul Islam, ABM Khairul Haque and Md Muzammel Hossain, had discharged judicial functions during the regimes of Awami League-led government, but they did not make any allegation against the government, Alam added.
The former chief justice SK Sinha in his recent book made adverse comments about his colleague judges of the Appellate Division, which is not acceptable as Sinha tarnished the image and dignity of the judiciary.
In response to a query, the chief law officer of the state said that if the former chief justice has made any adverse comments in the book about the current judges of the Supreme Court, they would take steps against him. “I don’t want to make any comments without reading the full copy of the book,” Alam said. – Staff Reporter

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