President accepts Chief Justice Sinha’s resignation

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PV Desk : President Md Abdul Hamid has accepted the resignation of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.

“It has been accepted,” the president’s Press Secretary Joynul Abedin said on Tuesday. “The relevant documents will now be sent to the law ministry.”

Justice Sinha took leave from the court and left the country on Oct 13 following criticism from the Awami League government over the verdict repealing the 16th constitutional amendment. The Bangabhaban confirmed it had received a resignation letter from Sinha after the leave ended on Saturday.

Sinha was appointed as the 21st chief justice to the Supreme Court on Jan 17, 2015. He was scheduled to end his term on Jan 31, 2018. His term comes to an end 81 days early with the resignation.

Justice Sinha is the first chief justice of Bangladesh to resign from his post. No chief justice has faced such direct criticism during their term.