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87 state lawyers asked to resign

  • Published at 02:22 pm June 27th, 2019
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The 33 deputy attorney generals and 54 assistant attorney generals were all appointed to their posts before 2017

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has asked 87 legal counsels to step down from their offices immediately.

The attorney general told the media that 33 deputy attorney generals and 54 assistant attorney generals – all appointed to their posts before 2017 – have been asked to submit their resignation within 4pm Thursday. He said he had already received several resignations.

The attorney general’s office has a total of 67 deputy attorney generals and 106 assistant attorney generals. 

The instruction from the attorney general’s office came a day after Anisul Huq, minister of law, justice and parliamentary affairs, remarked that many attorney generals had been asked to resign after their contracts expired, but he had yet to receive any letters of resignation.