Thursday, 28 October 2010

6 additional judges’ tenure to expire on Nov 15

Mohammad Ali

The tenure of six additional High Court judges, appointed during the last military backed caretaker government, will expire on November 15 this year.

‘Whether they will be made permanent judges of the HC Division or their appointments will be extended for more one term' depends on the decision of President Md Zillur Rahman.

If the President does not take any decision about the additional judges' fate, then they will not be seen at the benches of the HC after the date, according to sources.

The judges are Justice Md Delwar Hossain, Justice Md Azizul Haque, Justice Md Abdus Samad, Justice A K M Abdul Hakim, Justice Syeda Afsar Jahan and Justice Borhanuddin.

According to Article 98 of the Constitution, on November 12 in 2008, then President Iajuddin Ahmed appointed them as additional judges to the HC Division of the Supreme Court for two years from the date of taking their oath of office.

The judges took their oath of office on November 16, 2008.

Article 98 of the Constitution states, "---Provided that nothing in this article shall prevent a person appointed as an Additional Judge from being appointed as a Judge under article 95 or as an Additional Judge for a further period under this article."

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