Sacked Bangladeshi Judge seeking asylum in Canada
Earlier they sought asylum in the United States, while the US authorities had turned-down Mrs Sinha's petition. Sensing possible deportation, the couple fled to Canada, where they applied for political asylum.
Publication ceremony of Sinha's book was funded by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)and for this reason, Mushfiqul Fazal Ansari, former press secretary to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was present as one of the key speakers.
The case of Mr Sinha
According to Bangladesh media reports, in November 2017, Surendra Kumar Sinha submitted resignation sitting in Canada, when all the members of the Appellate Division in the Bangladesh Supreme Court expressed their unwillingness of sitting on the same bench with Mr Sinha as the chief justice as there had already been numerous allegations of corruption, nepotism, bribery, bank fraud, money laundering and abetting with the war criminals against him.
Earlier on October 13, 2017, Mr Sinha abruptly fled Bangladesh(https://www.easternherald.com/
After submitting resignation, he, along with his wife fled to Canada on November 6, 2017, and had tried to get political asylum citing various false grounds.
Illicit relations with female judges
During his tenure as the judge of Bangladesh's apex court and later the chief justice, Mr Sinha had compelled several female colleagues in having immoral relations with him. There are specific allegations against him of having physical relations with Justice Hosne Ara Akhtar and Farzana Yasmin, Deputy Registrar of Bangladesh Supreme Court.
Sinha's deception and habit of lying
Although Mr Surendra Kumar Sinha has been trying to mislead the Canadian authorities with the story of "intimidation"
Canada should not grant refuge to a wrong person
The case of Mr Surendra Kumar Sinha clearly is a classic example of a vindictive individual looking for political asylum simply for skipping legal consequences at home. In the eyes of law, Mr Sinha is a person facing numerous corruption charges as well few other charges, including those of moral turpitude, which definitely does not make him or his wife eligible for political asylum or refugee status.