A month after his resignation from the post of International Crimes Tribunal-1 chairman, Justice Md Nizamul Huq yesterday joined his office as a High Court judge.
Supreme Court sources said Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain on January 9 formed a single-member bench of the High Court with Justice Nizamul Huq for hearing and disposing of civil cases.
After his resignation from the post of ICT-1 chairman, Justice Huq was on leave as High Court judge till January 9, according to the sources.
He resigned as chairman of ICT-1 on December 11 last year amid controversy over his Skype conversation with a Bangladeshi expatriate legal expert Ahmed Ziauddin about the tribunal proceedings.
After Justice Huq sat in the High Court bench at around 11:00am yesterday for discharging judicial functions, a lawyer accorded him with new-year greetings, court sources said.
The former ICT-1 chairman told the lawyers present in the courtroom that everything felt new in the High Court as he started discharging judicial functions in this court after about three years of his appointment as chairman of ICT-1.
Justice Huq was appointed as chairman of ICT-1 on March 25, 2010 for holding trials of those accused of 1971 war crimes.