Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain forms 23 benches for vacation period
12:00 AM, August 16, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:43 AM, August 16, 2018

23 HC benches to operate during court vacation

Chief Justice (CJ) Syed Mahmud Hossain has constituted 23 High Court (HC) benches with its 36 judges for disposing of cases during the ongoing annual vacation.

The High Court and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) went on a 47-day vacation yesterday and will reopen on October 1.

The CJ also assigned Justice M Imman Ali and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, two judges of the Appellate Division, to run the chamber courts during the vacation, SC Registrar General Dr Md Zakir Hossain said.

Of the 23 vacation benches, 13 are two-member (division) benches and 10 are one-member (single bench).

According to a notice issued by the SC administration on its website on Tuesday, holiday courts will operate from 11:00am to 1:15pm on weekdays.

The number of HC judges stood at 98 after 18 additional judges were appointed on May 30 this year.

Among them, two are dealing with the war crimes cases filed at the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1).

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