Including the two new judges there will be eight judges in the appellate division of the Supreme Court
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has published a circular announcing the appointment of two new judges.
With this addition, the number of judges in the court bench headed by the chief justice goes up to eight.
The circular, published on Wednesday and signed by Golam Sarwar, secretary of the law and justice division, said the president had issued an order appointing Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Obaidul Hasan to the Appellate Division.
Both of them are now at the High Court Division.
According to the Supreme Court website, Justice Tariq ul Hakim obtained his M.Sc. from London University, was called to the Bar of England and Wales from the Society of Gray’s Inn London, appointed as an advocate of the District Court and then the High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court on March 9, 1987 and March 9, 1989, in that order.
He was promoted as an additional judge of the High Court Division on July 29, 2002 and appointed as a judge of the same division in July 2004.
Justice Obaidul Hassan obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Dhaka. He was appointed as an advocate of the District Court, the High Court Division and then the Appellate Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court on March 18, 1986, March 18, 1988 and August 15, 2005 respectively.
He was promoted as an additional judge of the High Court Division on June 30, 2009 and appointed as a judge of the same division on June 6, 2011.