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Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha appointed as 21st chief justice of Bangladesh

Jan 12, 2015 18:55 IST

Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was on 12 January 2015 appointed as the 21st chief justice of Bangladesh. His appointment was confirmed by the Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid as per Article 95(1) of the Bangladesh Constitution.

Surendra Kumar Sinha will succeed incumbent Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain who will retire on 16 January 2015.

The swearing-in ceremony of Justice Sinha will take place on 17 January 2015 at the Bangabhaban presidential palace, Bangladesh. Justice Sinha will be the first non-Muslim to take charge of the office of Chief Justice of Bangladesh.

Surendra Kumar Sinha

• Born in 1951, Justice Sinha was enrolled as an advocate of the High Court Division in 1978.
• He became an advocate of the Appellate Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court in 1990.
• He was elevated as judge of the High Court Division in 1999 and as judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in 2009.
• Justice Sinha is known for a number of landmark judgments including the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the 5th and 13th amendments to the Bangladesh constitution.

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