Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday (October 15, 2017) said that eleven allegations raised against the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha would be inquired and he cannot join his office until those allegations are proved wrong. The Law Minister said this in a press conference while speaking with the journalists at his Secretariat office.
When the journalists asked him about taking legal action against the Chief Justice, the Law Minister said, “The Supreme Judicial Council has not been replaced yet, so we’re not considering yet to take legal action against the Chief Justice. Nobody is ever above the law and if the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes, it can conduct the inquiry.”
When he was asked about CJ’s leave, the Minister replied that the CJ and Supreme Court Authority sent him separate signed letters where they mentioned about the physical sickness of CJ and that he needed rest.
About changing the administration of judiciary, the law minister said, acting Chief Justice is discharging his duties legally and according to the constitution, the Chief Justice can change the administration.
The Law Minister also said that a vested group of people is trying to create controversy regarding the CJ’s leave and whoever said that he had lied about the CJ’s vacation and illness, has committed falsehood.