Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday dismissed former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s allegations against the government as ‘fictitious.’
Justice Sinha has published an autobiography titled “A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy.” There he claimed that he was forced to leave the country in the ‘face of intimidation and threats’ from the government and the intelligence agencies.After emerging from a programme at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said that Sinha had written a fiction from abroad which is brewed with envy.
“I think there is nothing to talk about someone who wrote a fiction and published it from abroad,” he said.
“Why didn’t he say it when he was the chief justice? It is an ethical question.”
Sinha went on leave in October last year and resigned from the post of chief justice of Bangladesh on November 10 last year while he was staying abroad. He went abroad due to bickering with the government for making derogatory comments on politicians and negating the contributions of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He is also facing corruption charges. Now, he has published a book to tarnish the image of the government by telling that he had been compelled to go abroad by the government. He also blamed the government for interfering in the functions of judiciary.