The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court began its session at 9:05am on Tuesday with a five-member bench led by Justice Miah. The other members of the bench were Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Justice Muhammad Imman Ali, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice Mirza Hussain Haider.
Justice Sinha’s last workday prior to the court recess was Aug 24.
President Md Abdul Hamid had made Justice Miah the acting head of the court temporarily during the chief justice’s two-week trip abroad on Sept 10.
A communiqué from the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs stated that the chief justice would be taking 30-day leave, from Oct 3 to Nov 1, for health reasons.
Justice Miah would head the court in the interim, it said.
Pro-Awami League lawyers had threatened to push for Sinha’s resignation following the Appellate Division’s return to session.
A meeting of the full court will be held at the Supreme Court Judge's Lounge at 2:15pm on Tuesday. All judges from the High Court and the Appellate Division are to be in attendance, according to a notice from the Deputy Registrar.