Bangladesh orders detain of ‘fugitive’ ex-chief probity Surendra Kumar Sinha

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“All of them are fugitives from justice,” prosecutor Khurshid Alam Khan told AFP, adding Sinha was indicted of piracy and laundering income by transferring it from one bank comment to another.

Sinha headed a South Asian nation’s Supreme Court for a landmark outcome on legal autonomy that went opposite a government, though fled Bangladesh in late 2017 amid allegations he had been forced to step aside, Presstv Reported.

Opposition groups and rights activists pronounced a depart of Sinha, a Hindu, was a blow to a credit of a law in a Muslim-majority country.

Sinha, 68, now lives in North America.

He was a initial Hindu to be done arch probity of a strictly physical Muslim-majority republic of 168 million given a autonomy from Pakistan in 1971.

Sinha’s depart came after a singular matter from a Supreme Court in Oct 2017 while other judges had indicted him of swindle and refused to lay with him on a tip bench.

Just months earlier, Sinha had led a Supreme Court in a preference that scrapped parliament’s energy to pouch tip judges.

The statute overturned a 2014 inherent change introduced by peremptory Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

In a created matter released before he left a country, Sinha voiced dismay over critique he had faced from a supervision over a ruling, observant he was “worried about a autonomy of a judiciary”.

He after wrote a book patrician “A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights Democracy”, detailing a saga, observant he had been forced to renounce and rush after being threatened by a troops confidence agency.

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