Mahmud Hossain takes oath as new CJ

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Staff Reporter:

Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC), on Saturday took oath as the new Chief Justice (CJ) of the country.

President Abdul Hamid administered the oath at Bangabhaban around 7:10pm.

Hossain was appointed Chief Justice barely three months after Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned from the post.

Hours after the announcement of the new CJ, Justice Abdul Wahab Miah, the senior most judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and had been carrying out the activities of Chief Justice, quit his post.unb

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