SC rejects Sayedee's recusal petitions of two judgesNew Age Online
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected two petitions filed by condemned convict Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee seeking recusal of Justices SK Sinha and AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury from hearing the appeals against his sentence.
The three-member bench, headed by chief justice Md Muzammel Hossain, passed the order after hearing the petitions moved by Sayedee's defence.
In his petitions, Sayedee referred to a report published in the daily Amar Desh on September 6, 2012 and sought disqualifying Justice SK Sinha on the ground that his name appeared in the ‘leaked Skype and e-mail conversations’ between former ICT-1 chairman Justice Nizamul Huq and Brussels-based Bangladeshi lawyer Ahmed Ziauddin.
The petition, seeking Justice Sinha’s recusation, said, the Skype conversations show that Justice Sinha allegedly assured Justice Nizamul Huq that he would be elevated to the Appellate Division after he delivers at least three verdicts in the war crime cases.
In a separate petition, Sayedee also sought recusal of Justice Shamsuddin on the ground that he took part in a meeting between the activists of Awami League and Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee at Dockland Memsab Restaurant in East London on April 1, 2010, and in the International Jurists’ Conference, organised by the International Council of Jurists, on June 21, 2011 in London, on the issue.
Recusal is judicial disqualification, that is, a judge shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.
The five-member bench including Justice SK Sinha and Justice Shamsuddin continued hearing Sayedee’s appeal for the third day on Thursday.
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