Chief Justice seeks one-month leave to President

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Dhaka, October 02: Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha has sought for one-month leave from President M Abdul Hamid showing reasons of illness.Law Minister Anisul Huq confirmed this to journalists on Monday.

“I have learnt that he (CJ) sought one-month leave showing his illness. But the application is yet to reach to us,” the law minister said.

Attorney General of Bangladesh Mahbubey Alam also said it is true that chief justice sought the leave.

Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah will perform his duties as the acting chief justice if Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha goes into the leave, according to a source.