State seeks certified copy of 16th amendment verdict

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 16 Aug 2017, 18:36:32 | Updated : 16 Aug 2017, 18:42:04
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State seeks certified copy of 16th amendment verdict

The office of the attorney general applied for the certified copy of the full Supreme Court verdict upholding a High Court judgment that had scrapped the 16th amendment to the Constitution.

Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Haque Tutul on Wednesday said they have recently filed a petition with the apex court seeking the certified copy of the full verdict, reports UNB.

Earlier, on August 1, the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding the High Court verdict that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the Constitution establishing Parliament's authority to remove Supreme Court judges.

The Jatiya Sangsad passed the 16th amendment on September 17, 2014.

On May 5 last year, the HC declared the 16th amendment illegal. The government on January 4 last filed an appeal with the apex court challenging the HC decision.

On July 3, the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, upheld the HC verdict.
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