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Chief Justice may go abroad tonight

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha may go abroad tonight as the law ministry issued a gazette notification on the government’s clearance for his overseas trip.

The gazette notification came on Thursday following President Abdul Hamid’s consent to Sinha’s foreign visit on Wednesday night.

Sources in the law ministry said Chief Justice SK Sinha is now free to go abroad anytime he likes.

It is learnt that Sinha along with his wife will go to Australia tonight and return home on November 10. The couple will meet their elder daughter in Australia.

They will also visit three other countries — Canada, USA and UK.

Meanwhile, the President approved an extension of Sinha’s leave till November 10 following the latter’s desire on Wednesday night.

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