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The chief justice of Bangladesh, Surendra Kumar Sinha (SK Sinha) has resigned from his position. President Abdul Hamid has accepted the resignation letter of SK Sinha.

Mohammad Joynul Abedin, President’s press secretary told bartabangla.com on Tuesday, ” The President has accepted resignation letter from the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.”

Experiencing criticism from the ruling party leaders on 16th amendment of the Appellate Divison, Sinha went a 39-day leave.

The leave was commenced on October 03 and he left for Australia on October 13.

On last Friday, the Chief Justice resigned though it was much speculated that he would resume office after his leave was over.

He informed reporters, during departure to Australia at the Dhaka Airport, that he would return shortly. He also handed over a written statement to journalists.

The statement reads as followed, “‘I am fully in sound health. But I am really embarrassed by the criticism against me by a political quarter, lawyers and especially a few honourable ministers and the honourable prime minister on a verdict.”

Mr. SK Sinha assumed office on 17 January in 2015 and was set to retire on 31 January in 2018.

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