Dhaka, Jan 04 (Agencies): Bangladesh's Supreme Court has decided not to respond to a Parliamentary summons over alleged irregularities in appointment of a district and sessions judge, saying it was "not answerable" to anybody except its "own conscience".

"The (Supreme Court) judges think that making them accountable to Parliament would destroy the basic spirit and structure of the Constitution as it ensures separation of power among the three organs of the State," said a source.

He said that the judges at the full court meeting chaired by Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque were of unanimous opinion that they were "not accountable to anybody except the Almighty and their own conscience."

"The judges also said that despite the supremacy of the British parliament over all organs, it never made the judges accountable to it," the source said.

The apex court decision came over a month after the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice decided to ask the SC registrar to appear before its next meeting to clarify alleged irregularities in appointment of the district and sessions judge, Dhaka.

"We want to clarify our position at an open Press conference ... wait for my statement," said Chairman of the standing committee and senior ruling Awami League lawmaker Suranjit Sengupta.

The Parliamentary body had in November invited the Supreme Court registrar at a standing committee meeting.

According to earlier reports, Sungupta at that time asked him to seek the Chief Justice's opinion about Parliament's jurisdiction in demanding the apex court explanation on any irregularity in judiciary.