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Acting CJ urges judges to work honestly

Acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah on Tuesday urged all judges to perform their duties with honesty and devotion, reports UNB.


He came up with the call at a full-court meeting at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge.


The acting CJ said, “The Appellate Division bench constituted before the vacation will continue its activities and it will be reconstituted in phases.”


Earlier, Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah took charge as the acting Chief Justice in the morning and a five-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by him, resumed the judicial activities around 9 am after a long vacation of the Supreme Court.


The other members of the bench are Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Justice Mirza Hussain Haider, Justice Muhammad Imman Ali and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique.


After taking charge of the CJ, the acting Chief Justice had a meeting with lawyers from 10:30 am till 1 pm.


Later, Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah called a full-court meeting around 2:15pm which ended around 3:15pm.


On Monday, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha ‘went on a one-month leave’ on health grounds. Later, the Law Ministry issued a notification appointing Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah as the acting Chief Justice.


SK Sinha assumed office on January 17, 2015 as the country’s 21st Chief Justice.

He will go on retirement on January 31 next.


The Chief Justice was widely criticised by the ministers and the ruling party leaders for his observations made in the verdict that had annulled the 16th amendment to the Constitution.

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