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Govt appoints 70 deputy attorney generals

  • Published at 08:55 pm July 21st, 2019
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Of them, 31 were freshly appointed while 32 were re-appointed

The government has appointed 70 lawyers as deputy attorney generals (DAGs) to represent the state.

The Law Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Sunday afternoon.

Of the seventy, 31 were freshly appointed, 32 were reappointed and seven were promoted from assistant attorney generals (AAGs) to deputy attorney generals (DAGs), said Law Ministry Spokesperson Dr Md Rezaul Karim.

Those lawyers were appointed as the deputy attorney generals as per article 3 (2) of The Bangladesh Law Officers Order, 1972 (PO No 6 of 1972), the notification said.

Meanwhile another Law and Justice Division notification on Sunday exempted 26 deputy attorney generals from their service, accepting their resignation letters. 

The government earlier in the month made a total of 105 Supreme Court lawyers as AAGs.

Recently Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq had asked the assistant attorney generals and deputy attorney generals, who were appointed before 2017, to resign.

The government appoints deputy attorneys general and assistant attorneys general with the approval of the president to represent the state in cases conducted before the Appellate Division and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.