BANGLADESH CJ MUM ON ALLEGATIONS
Amid an ongoing row with the government, Bangladesh’s Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha may leave for Australia on October 13 for nearly a month. Speaking to WION, Justice Sinha confirmed that if the government granted him permission, he would indeed go to Australia. “If I get the permission of the government, that is the Honourable President, (Abdul Hamid), then I will go to Australia,” Justice Sinha said. Local media reports suggested that Sinha has been granted a three-year visa to Australia but senior lawyers claimed he was being forced to leave the country following a landmark judgement he delivered recently which has placed him in direct conflict with the government.