Ex-CJ Sinha paid by Mir Quasem’s family to speak against govt: Joy

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 21:50, Aug 12, 2018 | Updated : 22:07, Aug 12, 2018

Sajeeb Wazed Joy is the son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ICT Affairs Adviser. WIKIMEDIA COMMONSFormer chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has been paid by executed war criminal Mir Quasem Ali’s family to speak against the government, says Sajeeb Wazed Joy.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, he said that Sinha recently travelled to New York where he met with the war crimes convict’s brother Mamun.
Joy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son and ICT affairs adviser, said: “... Mamun handed Sinha a large amount of cash. He is being paid to make statements against our Government. They were spotted doing this and their conversation overheard.”
On Nov 11 last year, Sinha’s resigned from abroad about six weeks after he went on leave amid criticism by the Awami League over a top court verdict scrapping a constitutional amendment.
He was the first top judge in Bangladesh to have stepped down.
Before going abroad on Oct 13, Sinha said he was 'embarrassed' by criticism by the ruling party over the 16th constitutional amendment verdict scrapping parliament's power to sack top court judges.
The following day, the Supreme Court issued a statement, terming his statement 'misleading'.
It also said his colleagues at the Appellate Division refused to work with him after he failed to explain 11 specific charges, including graft, money laundering and moral lapse, against him.
Screenshot of Sajeeb Wazed`s Facebook post on Sunday.

Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali was executed in September 2016 for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
The once-powerful business tycoon, who was the party’s chief financier, is said to have been the third man in Al-Badr’s command structure during the 1971 war
The Al-Badr was one of several vigilante militias the Jamaat's student wing formed to assist the Pakistan Army for committing genocide, mass killing, rape, arson, loot, forced exile of Bengalis who supported the freedom struggle.