Mentioning that Chief Justice SK Sinha has recently visited Dhakeshwari Temple and Australian High Commission in Dhaka, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on Friday said those who are claiming that he has been kept under house arrest are lying.
“They’re spreading a blatant falsehood. There should be a limit to lies,” he said while talking to reporters after offering Juma prayers at a mosque at Ghoradour in Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set a rare example by standing by the Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh following persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar by its military forces, said the chief law officer of the state.
On Monday last, SK Sinha went on a one-month leave on health grounds, sparking off a rumour that the CJ has been kept under house arrest.
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.
SK Sinha assumed office on January 17, 2015 as Bangladesh's 21st Chief Justice.He will go on retirement on January 31 next.