Dhaka, November 11: BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Saturday observed that resignation of Chief Justice SK Sinha would be considered as the dark day.The BNP leader also blamed the government for “forcing Chief Justice to resign from his post”.
Moudud Ahmed, also former law minister, came up with the observation while addressing a function at the National Press Club in Dhaka.
“The entire nation has plunged into a severe setback due to the resignation of Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha,” he said.
The function was organized by ‘Nationalist Cultural Party’ on the occasion of ‘Nation Revolution and Solidarity Day’.
He said, “Today they are saying, the Chief Justice has resigned. This is a dark day for the judiciary and country’s independent judiciary.”
Moudud said, “The verdict regarding 16th amendment has gone against the government, and that’s why this is happening.”
“The government did this out of anger towards the highest verdict of the country. But, they can appeal for review,” he said.
Regarding cases in progress against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, he said, “The government issued arrest warrant against Khaleda. But she appeared herself before the court and got bail.”
Moudud also said, “In my 50 years of legal profession, I have never heard of such an incident. This was done only to degrade our leader. This proves the court is under the total control of the government.”