Law Minister Anisul Huq has said the government will file an appeal seeking review of the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the Constitution.
The minister came said this on Saturday after a meeting with Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and other law officials of the Attorney General’s office.
“At the meeting, we discussed and developed the grounds for the review application. The appeal will be filed with the Appellate Division within this month,” the minister told reporters.
Earlier on August 1, the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding the High Court verdict that declared the 16th Amendment to the Constitution illegal.
The amendment had given the Parliament power to remove Supreme Court judges.
The Jatiya Sangsad passed the 16th amendment on September 17, 2014.
On May 5 last year, the HC declared the 16th amendment illegal.
The government then last filed an appeal with the apex court challenging the HC decision on January 4.
On July 3, the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, upheld the HC verdict.