Mosammat Kamrunnahar, Judge of the Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7, has been asked not to sit in the court from Sunday morning.
However, she has been attached to the law and justice department of the Law Ministry.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain took the decision in consultation with senior justices of the Supreme Court (SC), revoking her judicial power temporarily, said an SC media release.
“As per the directive, Judge Kamrunnahar won’t be allowed to sit in the court from 9:30 am on Sunday,” the release said.
However, the SC also sent a letter to the Law Ministry seeking attachment of Judge Kamrunnahar to the Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Division after revoking her judicial powers temporarily.
The SC issued the press release a day after Law Minister Anisul Haque said he would send a letter to the Chief Justice seeking action against Judge Mosammat Kamrunnahar for making an observation while delivering judgement in the Banani double rape case.
Five accused in the sensational Banani Raintree Hotel rape case were acquitted by the court of Judge Mosammat Kamrunnahar.
In her judgement on Thursday, Kamrunnahar recommended the police not to accept rape cases 72 hours after the incidence.