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06:02 PM, August 30, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:05 PM, August 30, 2019

11 HC benches formed to dispose of cases during vacation

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has constituted 11 High Court (HC) benches with its 17 judges for disposing of cases during the ongoing annual vacation.

The High Court and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) went on a 45-day vacation today and will reopen on October 13.

The chief justice also assigned Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice Md Nuruzzaman, two judges of the Appellate Division, to run the chamber courts during the vacation, SC spokesman Mohammad Saifur Rahman told The Daily Star today.

Of the 11 HC benches, six are two-member (division) benches and five are one-member (single bench).

According to a notice issued by the SC administration on its website yesterday, most of holiday courts will operate from 10:30am to 1:15pm on weekdays.

The number of HC judges is now 92. Among them, three are dealing with the war crimes cases filed at the International Crimes Tribunal-1.

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