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Outgoing Supreme Court judge says all know how much judiciary is independent

| Updated: March 01, 2021 20:02:02


File photo of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider File photo of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

Justice Mirza Hussain Haider, a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, in his farewell speech on Sunday questioned the independence of the judiciary.

"The judiciary is constitutionally independent, but actually it is known to all how much the judiciary is independent," he said in his online farewell speech.

There were 192 participants in the online farewell given by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and four Appellate Division judges.

"We are now noticing a smell of corruption in the judiciary," Justice Mirza Hussain Haider said.

He also requested all not to make court's verdict 'controversial' illogically without examining laws, knowing the facts, information, and data in the particular case. "Making a comment on a judge or a verdict or make the judge controversial after a verdict goes against a party is injustice," he added.

Justice Haider expected that the executive branch of the state would become more sincere to implement orders, directives, and verdicts of the Supreme Court as the Supreme Court's decision is binding upon all the courts.

Justice Haider reached retirement age on Sunday.

He obtained LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M from University of Dhaka. He was enrolled as an advocate of the district court, the High Court Division and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in 1979, 1981 and 1999 respectively.

He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court Division on July 3 in 2001 and appointed as a permanent judge of the same division under Article 95 of the Constitution on July 3 in 2003 and elevated to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on February 8 in 2016.

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