Chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 Justice Anwarul Haque died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka on Thursday. He was 61 years old.
Justice Anwarul, who had been suffering from cancer, breathed his last at the hospital around 5:30pm, said ICT registrar Shahidul Alam Jhinuk as quoted by UNB.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has expressed his deep shock at the death of the ICT chairman.
Justice Anwarul’s first namaj-e-janaza will be held at the Supreme Court premises on Friday.
Son of the late AKM Zahirul Haq and Razia Khatoon, Justice Anwarul was born to a respectable Muslim family of Munshiganj in 1956.
He joined the Bangladesh Judicial Service on December 1, 1981, as a munsif (Assistant Judge).
Justice Anwarul was elevated to Additional Judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court on December 12, 2010, and appointed Judge of the same division on December 10, 2012.
He was appointed Chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on September 15, 2015.
Prior to being chairman, he had been working as member of the tribunal since March 25, 2012.