The president has accepted the resignation letter of Justice SK Sinha, who reportedly submitted his resignation letter on Saturday.
Confirming the information, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said: “ The President has accepted the resignation letter of Surendra Kumar Sinha. Relevant documents regarding the resignation will be sent to the Ministry of Law today.”
Earlier on October 3, the chief justice went on leave for one month on health ground and later extended the duration of the leave for another 10 days. He later went to Australia.
The government on October 2 gave Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, senior most judges at the Appellate Division, responsibility to act as chief justice during the leave of Justice Sinha.
The Supreme Court on October 14 issued a notification, saying the judges of the Appellate Division earlier that month decided not to sit at the bench with Chief Justice SK Sinha against the backdrop of a series of graft and other "grave" charges brought to their notice by the President.
"At one stage, the honorable President handed to them the evidence of 11 specific allegations against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha," it said, adding that the allegations included some grave charges like money laundering, financial irregularities, corruption and moral lapses.
The Justice who is now in Australia submitted the resignation letter to the office of the President amid acute controversy on November 11.