Nine newly appointed High Court judges were sworn in today.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at the judges' lounge of the Supreme Court this morning.
Judges of the Appellate and High Court Division of the Supreme Court and its officials were present during the ceremony.
The nine judges are: district and sessions judges Muhammad Mahbub-Ul-Islam, Shahed Nuruddin, SC Registrar General Md Zakir Hossain, Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka, advocate Md Mahmud Hasan Talukder, advocate Kazi Ebadat Hossain, deputy attorney generals KM Zahid Sarwar, AKM Zahirul Haque, and Kazi Zinat Hoque.
President Md Abdul Hamid appointed them as HC additional judges for two years under article 98 of the constitution.
The law ministry yesterday issued a gazette notification to this effect, saying that their appointment would be effective from the date of their taking oath.