Dhaka, Bangladesh
President accepts Sinha's resignation

President accepts Sinha's resignation

President Abdul Hamid has accepted the resignation letter of Chief Justice SK Sinha who resigned four days back, reports UNB. "The President has accepted the resignation," his press secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB on Tuesday. He said Bangabhaban will now send the relevant documents to the Law Ministry. Meanwhile, BNP protested the acceptance of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha's resignation by the President saying it is an 'ominous' sign for the nation. Speaking at a discussion, party standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain also said the government has set a bad example through forcing the Chief Justice to quit. Amid various speculations and row over the Supreme Court's 16th amendment verdict, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, now abroad, signed his resignation letter on Friday. President Abdul Hamid received his resignation letter the following day, said Joynal Abedin. The Chief Justice went on leave on October 3 and left for Australia on October 13. A day after Sinha's trip to Australia, the Supreme Court issued a statement saying the Chief Justice is facing 11 charges, including graft and money laundering. As Sinha went on leave, the government made Md Abdul Wahhab Miah the acting chief justice. Sinha's leave expired on Friday. SK Sinha assumed office on January 17, 2015 as the country's 21st Chief Justice. He was the first non-Muslim chief justice in Muslim majority Bangladesh. Sinha was supposed to go on retirement on January 31 next.

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