PM, Law Minister sign CJ's leave application
Poriborton Correspondent 4:19 pm, October 11, 2017
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Law Minister Anisul Huq have signed Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha's application for leave on Wednesday, said the Law Minister's personal secretary Dr M Rezaul Karim. As per rule, the President has to sign the application now, but he cannot do that as he is staying out of Dhaka at the moment, said the Law Minister.
There will be no obstacle for the CJ to leave the country once the President signs the application after returning to Dhaka, said the Law Minister.
The CJ was supposed to leave the country on a Singapore Airlines' flight at 11:55pm on last Sunday, but he could not as the Law Ministry had not received any letter regarding the issue. As a result, he could not leave the country on that day.
The Chief Justice, who is currently on vacation now, and his wife applied for Australian visas on October 5. His elder daughter Suchana Sinha has been living in Australia for a long time now. He visited Australia many times.
The Chief Justice and his wife Sushma Sinha applied for Australian visas on last Thursday. Following that, the CJ his wife have been given Australian visas for three years, said the related department of Supreme Court.
Head of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University's Cardiology Department Dr Sajal Krishna Banarji went to the CJ's residence in Hare Road to check up his physical condition on Saturday.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha's letter informing President Abdul Hamid about his trip abroad reached the Law Ministry on Tuesday, said Supreme Court (SC) sources.
The Law Ministry around 11:30pm on October 02 issued a notice appointing Justice M Wahhab Mia as the acting Chief Justice as the CJ went on a one month vacation due to illness.
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