Apex Court has 4 new judges
Yesterday four High Court justices were appointed justices of the Supreme Court’s Appeal Division, bringing the number of judges to 8.
The judges are Judge Borhan Uddin, Judge M Enayetur Rahim, Judge FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Judge Krishna Debnath.
Three of the judges were sworn in yesterday, but FRM judge Nazmul Ahasan was unable to do so due to illness. He will be sworn in later when he recovers.
Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique was sworn in at the SC Judges’ Lounge where judges from the Appeal Division and the High Court Division were present.
After the swearing-in of the three new Supreme Court justices, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin and Supreme Court Bar Association Secretary Md Ruhul Quddus Kazal congratulated them in the judge’s courtroom in chief.
The newly appointed judges – Judge Borhan Uddin, Judge M Enayetur Rahim, Judge FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Judge Krishna Debnath – paid tribute to the Father of the Bangabandhu Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by laying wreaths to his portrait in Dhanmondi-32 in Dhaka.
They later traveled to Savar and paid homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War by laying wreaths at the National Martyrs Memorial.
President Abdul Hamid has appointed the Supreme Court justices under article 95 (1) of the constitution, Law Minister Anisul Huq told the Daily Star.
He hopes the new judges will work to ensure justice in the country.
The minister later told reporters that the president may appoint new judges to the HC division as their numbers have dwindled.