Sinha leaving at midnight

Chief Justice Sinha & his wife

PV Desk : Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is flying to Australia just before midnight, leaving behind swirling speculations over his sick leave following harsh criticism by the ruling Awami League regarding the 16th constitutional amendment verdict.

The chief justice and his wife, Sushama, are travelling to Australia, where their daughter Suchana Sinha lives, in a Singapore Airlines flight from Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport at 11:55pm on Friday, protocol officers at the Supreme Court said.

High Court Protocol Officer Mohammad Abdul Warres told by telephone in the evening that he was at the chief justice’s official residence at Hare Road.

“I will get their luggage to the airport,” he said.

Earlier in the day, the chief justice’s personal and protocol vehicles entered the house.