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Chief Justice Sinha, wife get Australian visa for three years

08 Oct, 2017 11:21:00

Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, whose one-month leave on health grounds sparked off speculations, and his wife Sushma Sinha have received Australian visas for three years. "The chief justice and his wife are travelling to Australia soon. 

On 5 October, Surendra Kumar Sinha and his wife Sushma Sinha went to the Australian visa centre at Gulshan-2 to apply for the visa. Australian visa centre officials approved their visa applications on the same day with validity of 2020. CJ Sinha's eldest daughter Suchana Sinha lives in Australia.

The official said the couple may travel to Australia very soon to visit their elder daughter Suchona Sinha.

Justice Sinha was widely criticised by government ministers and ruling Awami League leaders for his observations made in the verdict that scrapped the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.

Sinha assumed office on 17 January, 2015 as the country's 21st chief justice. He is scheduled to go on retirement on 31 January next year.