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Justice M Enayetur Rahim new ICT 1 chairman

Update : 23 Feb 2014, 08:06 PM

Justice M Enayetur Rahim, a High Court judge, has been appointed as the new chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal 1.

The court’s proceedings had been on a halt since its former chairman Justice ATM Fazle Kabir retired on December 31 last year.

The prosecution expressed content on Rahim’s appointment, as the ICT 1 is currently dealing with five cases including the one of Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, whose verdict is in line.

They said the new chairman might face challenges as the tribunal has to decide on hearing of arguments in Nizami’s case.

Justice Rahim has passed many important orders including cancellation of the registration of Jamaat–e-Islami.

He was appointed as an additional judge to the High Court during the Awami League’s previous term in June in 2009, and was made permanent on June 6, 2011.

Heading a three member HC bench comprising Justice M Moazzam Husain and Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque, he cancelled the registration of the Jamaat as a political party in August last year.

Recently Justice Rahim asked the Director General of RAB to roll on the much-talked Sagar-Runi murder case and get the investigation officer to come up with all updates by March 5.

Born in 1960, Justice Rahim obtained Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism and LLB degree from Dhaka University.

He became a High Court lawyer in 1989.

Rahim was listed as an Appellate Division lawyer in 2002 and was elected as Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 2005.

The government appointed him as an additional attorney general on January 29, 2009, while he was an elected member of the Bangladesh Bar Council. 

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