Dhaka – Syed Mahmud Hossain has been sworn in as Bangladesh’s 22nd Chief Justice, nearly three months after his predecessor Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned from the position in November.
President Abdul Hamid administered the oath to the new chief justice at Bangabhaban on Saturday.
The oath taking ceremony was attended among others by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, senior members of the cabinet, judges and lawyers of the Supreme Court in the evening.
The President appointed Hossain as chief justice on Thursday.
Soon after his appointment Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, who had been acting as chief justice following the resignation of Sinha, resigned much ahead of his retirement age.
Miah, the most senior judge in the Appellate Division, cited unavoidable personal reasons for his resignation 10 months prior to his retirement.
Justice Hossain served as a deputy attorney general since December 1999 before he was appointed as High Court judge. He began his practice as lawyer in 1981.
Hossain was born on December 31, 1954 and he has three more years to go on retirement.