Dhaka: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha wants to stay in Australian from October 13 to November 10. The CJ yesterday informed President Abdul Hamid about obtaining visa along with his wife Sushama Sinha to visit Australia.
Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday sent a letter to the president seeking permission to go to Australia for medical treatment. The letter was routed through the law, justice and parliamentary affairs ministry, sources said.
The law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister, Anisul Huq, confirmed that his ministry has received a letter from the CJ, but added that he was not aware of its content. “I am yet to go through it,” he said. The CJ has sent the letter a week after he took a month’s leave on health grounds. He
has planned to leave for Australia with his wife, Sushama Sinha, and stay at the residence of his elder daughter, Suchana Sinha, there. Sources said the ministry would consult the President to prepare and issue a government order (GO), which is required for the CJ to go abroad.
Meanwhile, the CJ is under the treatment of doctors of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. He was referred to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, for urine and blood tests. He also visited a dentist at Banani for dental check-up.
The Chief Justice, who obtained three years visa from the Australian High Commission, is scheduled to go on retirement on January 31 next year.