Eighteen High Court judges, whose services were confirmed recently, were sworn in today.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath-taking through video conference from his residence at Kakrail in Dhaka this afternoon.
Judges of both the appellate and high court divisions of the supreme court virtually attended the oath ceremony from their homes, supreme court sources said.
The 18 high court judges are: Justice Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar, Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman, Justice Fatema Najib, Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Molla, Justice SM Kuddus Zaman, Justice Md Atowar Rahman, Justice SM Abdul Mobin, Justice Khizir Hayat, Justice Shashanka Shekhar Sarkar, Justice Mohammad Ali, Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim, Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan, Justice Md Khairul Alam, Justice SM Moniruzzaman, Justice Ahmed Sohel, Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir, Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman, and Justice KM Hafizul Alam.
President Md Abdul Hamid had appointed them on May 30, 2018 as additional judges of the high court for two years. The president has recently confirmed their services.
The law ministry yesterday issued a gazette notification to this effect saying that the president regularised the appointment of the 18 High Court judges in consultation with the chief justice as per the constitution of the republic.
The confirmation will come into effect from the date of taking oath by the judges, according to the gazette notification.