Review appeal on 16th amendment verdict this month: Anisul

04 Nov,2017

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Saturday said the government will file an appeal seeking review of the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the Constitution for its next course of action.


The minister came up with the information after a meeting with Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and other law officials of the Attorney General’s office.


“At the meeting, we discussed and developed the grounds for the review application. The appeal will be filed with the Appellate Division within this month,” he told reporters. 


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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