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Justice Mahmud Hossain appointed new chief justice

  • Published at 03:18 pm February 2nd, 2018
  • Last updated at 09:15 pm February 2nd, 2018
Justice Mahmud Hossain appointed new chief justice
Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, the second senior most judge of the Appellate Division, has been appointed as the new chief justice of Bangladesh. President Abdul Hamid signed the file approving his appointment on Friday, and a gazette notification was also issued in this regard, said Law secretary ASM Md Jahirul Haq. Justice Hossain will be sworn in as the 22nd chief justice at Bangabhaban in Dhaka at 6pm on Saturday, confirmed Press Secretary to the President Md Joynal Abedin. “We are taking necessary preparations for Justice Mahmud’s swearing-in ceremony,” he said. The post of the chief justice fell vacant when Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned on November 10 last year after taking a leave of absence on health grounds in October. Meanwhile, hours after Justice Hossain’s appointment, Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah resigned from the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division. President Md Abdul Hamid’s office received his resignation letter after Justice Miah tendered it yesterday evening, according to a source from the Supreme Court. The senior most judge of the Appellate Division, Justice Miah had been performing as the acting chief justice since October 3. According to the age limit, he could have served till November 10, 2018. Bio of the new chief justice Born in 1954, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain obtained BSc and LLB degrees and completed the six-month long “Commonwealth Young Lawyers” course at the School of Oriental African Studies and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of London University. He was enrolled as advocate of the District Court and the High Court Division of Supreme Court in 1981 and 1983, respectively. Hossain also acted as deputy attorney general from December 1999 until he was elevated to the bench. He was elevated as additional judge of the High Court Division in February 2001 and as judge of the division in February 2003. In February 2011, he was elevated to the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division. He visited the courts of Canada and the United States in 2012 under the Judicial Strengthening (JUST) Project supported by the United Nations Development Programme to share his experience and exchange views with judges of those countries for improving justice delivery system. Justice Hossain also participated in various international seminars and symposiums in Malaysia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, India, South Korea and Hong Kong.
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