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Sinha's resignation Judiciary relieved, says AG

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Attorney General (AG) Mahbubey Alam on Sunday said that the Judiciary has been relieved of burden with the resignition of Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha from the post of Chief Justice.
 "The Judiciary has been relieved of burden. If any person of the Judiciary involves in corruption, involves in loosing character, or involves in any case, he should not be in the Judiciary," said the Attorney General. He was expressing his reaction in a briefing at his office while replying to questions of the journalists in the context of the Chief Justice's resignation.
SK Sinha has already resigned from the post of Chief Justice and sent his resignation letter to the President's office.
In this context, what will be the next procedure? Then the Attorney General told journalists, "The resignation letter will be forwarded to the Law Ministry from the President's office and a gazette notification will be published by the Ministry. A Judge may resign from his office by writing under his hand addressed to the President, said our Constitution."
Replying to another question, Mahbubey Alam said, "Appellate Division of the Supreme Court does not mean only the Chief Justice. Rather, it means all the judges of the Appellate Division, including the Chief Justice."
 "The matter had been decided when the other judges of the Appellate Division said that it was not possible for them to sit in the same Bench with the Justice Sinha for trial. That is why I said, Justice Sinha's return in his post is a far cry," said the Attorney General. He also said, "There was no alternative for Justice Sinha without resign. If the judges of the Appellate Division do not want to sit with him in the same Bench, then he does not have any other way."
 "Some corners giving speech on his resignation which are unacceptable and politically motivated."
He also said, "There is no Constitutional vacuum with the resignation of the Chief Justice. Appoint of new Chief Justice is the matter of the President."

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