President administers Hasan Foez Siddique’s oath as Chief Justice...

President administers Hasan Foez Siddique’s oath as Chief Justice

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:13 PM, 31 December 2021   Updated: 08:17 PM, 31 December 2021

President M Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office to Hasan Foez Siddique as the 23rd chief justice

President M Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office to Hasan Foez Siddique as the 23rd chief justice

President M Abdul Hamid on Friday administered the oath of office to Hasan Foez Siddique as the 23rd chief justice a day after signing his appointment. 

The president administered the oath at 4:00 pm at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban in a brief ceremony. Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam conducted the oath-taking ceremony.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President's wife Begum Rashida Khanam, cabinet members, former chief justices, judges of both appellate and high court divisions, heads of the three services, principal secretary to the prime minister, the attorney general, Supreme Court lawyers, including SC Bar Association leaders were present at the ceremony. 

The President made the appointment as per Article 95 (1) of the Constitution on Thursday as the outgoing Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain retired on the day. 

Justice Hasan Foez Siddique was enrolled as an advocate of the District Court on August 21, 1981. He was enrolled at the High Court Division on September 4, 1983, and at the Supreme Court on May 27, 1999. 

He acted as Legal Advisor to Khulna City Corporation, Kushtia Municipality, Jalalabad Gas Transmission Company and Chief Law Adviser of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Besides, he worked as Additional Attorney General for Bangladesh. 

Justice Siddique was elevated as Judge of the High Court Division on March 25, 2009, and as a Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on March 31, 2013. 

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