A farewell of Appellate Division Justice MA Matin was held yesterday (December 15) at the Supreme Court in absence of Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque, sources said.
Justice MA Matin, who are on leave from when he was superseded in appointing Justice ABM Khairul Haque as the Chief Justice in September this year, is likely going to retirement remaining on the leave, sources in the SC said.
Justice MA Matin will attain his retirement age on December 31, this year.
As the apex court is going on vacation from the next week and will be open on January 2, 2011, as per the SC sources, the farewell of Justice MA Matin was held yesterday at the courtroom of the Chief Justice.
Appellate Division Justice Surandra Kumar Sinha was present at the farewell.
However, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Khandker Mahbub Hossain after the farewell told reporters that he said in the farewell, "We are losing tradition of the apex court for absence of the CJ here."
"You (MA Matin) have passed many landmark judgments. We have disagreed with some of them. But overall, as a Justice, your qualification and efficiency are above question," the bar president said the at the farewell.
"Today, we could not give farewell you as the Chief Justice. For which, we are expressing aggravation and hatred to the government," he said at the function.