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SC summons 2 secretaries over judges’ service rules

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today summoned two secretaries of law ministry for finalizing rules regarding service discipline for lower court judges and issuing gazette in this regard.

The full bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order asking Law and Justice Division Secretary Abu Saleh Sk Md Zahirul Haque and Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division Secretary Mohammad Shahidul Haque to appear before it on December 12.

The apex court passed the order while hearing a civil appeal in Masdar Hossain case this morning.

The apex court on December 2, 1999, delivered the historic verdict with 12-point directives for separating the judiciary from the executive.

The law ministry later submitted a draft of service rules regarding discipline for the lower court judges before the apex court.

The Supreme Court asked to amend the draft and publish it as gazette notification.

Lastly on December 1, 2016, the apex court had asked to issue the gazette notification within seven-day.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)