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All SC affidavit wing officials transferred

  • Published at 03:51 pm December 3rd, 2019
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The latest action indicates the chief justice's tough stance against corruption, says attorney general

The Supreme Court administration has transferred all the officials of the affidavit department over allegations of irregularities.

The action was taken after the chief justice expressed discontent at irregularities in the department, Supreme Court Special Officer Mohammad Saifur Rahman said.

Meanwhile, in his reaction, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told journalist on Tuesday that the latest action indicates the chief justice's tough stance against corruption.

He said: "Action has to be taken whenever any institution is plagued by corruption. The chief justice on Monday said he was trying to stamp out corruption. 

"I believe, the transfer of the officials of the affidavit department pointed out his firm determination to root out graft."

On Monday, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain voiced his displeasure over irregularities at the affidavit department.

During a case hearing, he said: "We are not being able to stop irregularities even after installing CCTV cameras there. Now all are doing the affidavits outside the room." 

He made the remarks after the attorney general informed the five-member apex court bench, led by the chief justice, that the case was supposed to be at number three of the cause list, but was mysteriously kept as 89th item.

"Many have become billionaires by tampering with the cause list," the attorney general said.

The chief justice also said that many state lawyers do not come to court because they are paid high salaries, if they were paid less they would have come on time. 

The chief justice then summoned Mohammad Mehdi Hasan, the deputy registrar of the Appellate Division, expressed displeasure at his explanation, and ordered him to do his duty properly.