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SC to get new judges: Anisul

Disposal of pending cases

SC to get new judges: Anisul

Chief Justice SK Sinha will take necessary steps immediately for appointment of some new judges to the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court for quick disposal of pending cases, said Law Minister Anisul Huq today. The president will appoint the judges on advice from the prime minister after the chief justice...

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Expectation from the new Chief Justice

Expectation from the new Chief Justice

WELCOME Mr. Justice SK Sinha, the 21st Chief Justice of Bangladesh. Amid much political disillusionment, appointment of the new Chief Justice is epic making at least for two reasons:  firstly, a member from minority community for the first time has achieved this honor; secondly, because of his extensive professional and administrative experience and...

Chief Justice lays out his vision

Chief Justice lays out his vision

Selected extracts of the Reply Address by Mr. Justice S. K. Sinha, Chief Justice of Bangladesh on his Felicitation by the Bar, January 18, 2015 A mutual respect and trust between members of the Bench and the Bar is essential at this juncture of the judiciary. Existence of the rule of law is a...

Justice SK Sinha takes over as CJ

Justice SK Sinha takes over as CJ

On the first day of his taking office as the chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, known as SK Sinha, yesterday reconstituted two benches of the Supreme Court's Appellate Division. President Abdul Hamid administered him the oath of office as the 21st chief justice at the Darbar hall of the Bangabhaban in the morning. Cabinet Secretary M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan conducted the swearing-in. The chief justice will head the first bench comprising Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique as its members. Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah will head the second bench with Justice Md Imman Ali and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik as its members. SC Registrar...

CJ for more transparent appointment of judges

CJ for more transparent appointment of judges

New Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha today voiced for a more transparent procedure in the appointment of judges in higher courts in light with the constitution. “We will have to see whether our constitutional provision to appointment judges in the HC can be done in a more transparent manner,” he said. And as a reference, he pulled up the example of neighbouring India where there are laws for judges’ appointment. Referring to the existing procedures judges’ appointment process in lower court, he said, “The process is transparent and independent. We have already established a method in this regard.” “SC judges and university teachers examine test papers of the judges. There is no...

Bench reformed to hear BDR carnage appeals

Bench reformed to hear BDR carnage appeals

The newly appointed Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha today reconstituted the special High Court bench for hearing and disposal of the appeal in BDR carnage case. The new junior member of the bench was Justice Nazrul Islam, who replaced Justice Mustafa Zaman. Two other judges – Justice Md Shawkat Hossain and Justice Md Abu...

New chief justice reconstitutes 2 SC benches

New chief justice reconstitutes 2 SC benches

Newly appointed Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, known as SK Sinha, today reconstituted two benches of the Appellate Division on the first day of his office. He was sworn in as the 21th chief justice of the country at 11:00 in the morning. President Abdul Hamid administered the oath at Darbar hall of Bangabhaban, residence-cum-office of the president, in Dhaka. The chief justice will head the first bench comprising Justice Najmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique as its members. On the other hand, Justice Md Wahhab Mia will lead the second bench with Justice Md Iman Ali and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik as its members. SC Registrar...

SK Sinha new chief justice

SK Sinha new chief justice

Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, known as SK Sinha, the most senior judge of the Appellate Division, has been appointed as the 21st chief justice of the country. He is the first Hindu to hold the top judicial post in the history of Bangladesh, Law Minister Anisul Huq told The Daily Star. President Abdul Hamid made the appointment as per the constitution and will administer the oath of office to the new chief justice at his official residence Bangabhaban on January 17.  The law ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard yesterday. The appointment will come into effect on January 17, as the incumbent chief justice, Md Muzammel Hossain, will retire the...

New CJ to lead Mojaheed’s appeal hearing

New CJ to lead Mojaheed’s appeal hearing

The Supreme Court is set tomorrow to start hearing the appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed challenging the death penalty handed down to him for his war crimes. The appeal has been enlisted for hearing as case No-4 in tomorrow’s cause list of a four-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by newly appointed Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. The three other judges of the bench are Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik. On December 3 last year, a five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by incumbent Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed January 14 for...

CJ forms body for SC security

CJ forms body for SC security

The chief justice today formed a seven-member high-powered committee headed by an Appellate Division judge to find out the way to ensure security of its judges, lawyers, litigants and people concerned at the Supreme Court. SC Registrar SM Kuddus Zaman said Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain has formed the committee following Sunday’s recovery of...

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