The addition raises the number of judges in the apex court to seven
President Md Abdul Hamid has appointed three new judges to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, which has been operating with only four judges for a long time.
They are Justices Zinat Ara, Abu Bakar Siddiquee and Md Nuruzzaman, according to a notice published on the apex court’s website on Monday.
All three have been serving as members of the High Court till now.
The notice said the trio would be sworn in by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain at the Supreme Court Judge’s Lounge at 10:30am on Tuesday, following which they will be assigned to the Appellate Division.
High Court Division’s Special Officer Saifur Rahman also confirmed reporters of the development later.
The addition raises the number of judges in the apex court to seven.
The three other Appellate Division judges are Justices Muhammad Imman Ali, Hasan Foez Siddique and Mirza Hussain Haider.