Dr F K M A Munim, Chairman of the Law Commission, has resigned.
His resignation was effective from Wednesday, official sources said yesterday.
Munim, a former chief justice, submitted his resignation to the President. A copy of the resignation letter was sent to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, the sources added.
Justice Aminur Rahman Khan, now a member of the Law Commission is likely to be appointed acting chairman of the Commission. The law ministry is preparing papers to be sent to the Prime Minister's secretarial for his appointment, the sources said.
When contacted over telephone yesterday evening, Munim said that he resigned "voluntarily and on personal grounds."He was appointed chairman of the LC on December 6, 1996 for a period of three years.
But his sudden resignation, only one year after his appointment, raised speculations that the government had asked him to resign on health ground. He, however, denied this.
Born on January 24, 1924, Munim was the longest serving Chief Justice and the first chairman of the LC.