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Outgoing Chief Justice stresses law on appointment of SC judges

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  • 15th December, 2021 05:43:30 PM
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Outgoing Chief Justice stresses law on appointment of SC judges

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Outgoing Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has underscored need for enactment of a law on appointment of justices of the Supreme Court in line with the Constitution.

He was addressing a farewell accorded to him at the Chamber no-1 on the Supreme Court premises in the capital on Wednesday.

Attorney general AM Amin Uddin, Supreme Court Bar Association vice-president Shafique Ullah, seven-member executive committee of SCBA committee elected from Awami League panel felicitated the Mahmud Hossain who will retire on December 30. It may be mentioned that SCBA president Abdul Matin Khasru died of Covid-19 in April.

The farewell was accorded to the outgoing Chief Justice in advance as the apex court will go on vacation from December 16 and will reopen on January 2.

In the valedictory speech, Syed Mahmud Hossain said a law on appointment of apex court judge is necessary to expedite the process of such appointment and remove any baseless perception of the people about appointment of justices.

However, the Chief Justice said he is happy to know that the government has started working to frame a law on appointment Supreme Court Judges. 

Supreme Court Bar Association secretary Ruhul Quddus Kazal and five other pro- BNP leaders of the association boycotted the traditional felicitation programme.

The Justices of the High Court and Appellate Divisions and other high-ups of the Supreme Court were present at the programme.

The government appointed Syed Mahmud Hossain as the 22th Chief Justice of Bangladesh on February 2, 2018. He replaced SK Sinha who resigned from the post following corruption allegations against him and unwillingness of other judges to work with him.