BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the government has pressured Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha to resign for ‘speaking the truth’.
While addressing her party rally in Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday, the BNP chief claimed the government sent its people abroad to pressure Justice Sinha to stand down.
President’s office had confirmed on Saturday that they had received a resignation letter from Justice Sinha.
The former Chief Justice had taken leave following criticism by the ruling Awami League for the 16th amendment verdict that had scrapped the parliament’s powers to sack top court judges on the grounds of incompetency or misconduct.
A day after he left for Australia a month ago, Justice Sinha’s colleagues in the Supreme Court said they were not eager to work with him as he had failed to explain charges of corruption against him.
“You can see the condition of the judiciary. Even the chief justice is alleged to be sick and forced out of the country,” Khaleda Zia said addressing her rally.
She alleged that the government did not only stop by sending him abroad, but sent people from an agency to force him to resign.
Khaleda Zia alleged that Justice Sinha wanted to return to the country but he was barred.
“The Chief Justice had told some truth like the government’s control over the lower courts. The people will not get justice if that happens,” the BNP chif said.