News Desk : dhakamirror.com
Justice Obaidul Hassan took oath as the 24th chief justice of Bangladesh today (26 September).
President Mohammed Shahabuddin administered the oath at 11am at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban, witnessed by the president’s wife Dr Rebecca Sultana, Cabinet members, former chief justices, judges of both the Appellate and High Court divisions, heads of the three services, principal secretary to the prime minister, the attorney general, and Supreme Court lawyers, including Supreme Court Bar Association leaders.
Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain conducted the ceremony.
Justice Obaidul Hassan, a senior judge of the Appellate Division, was appointed the 24th chief justice of the country on September 12.
President Shahabuddin made the appointment in line with Article 95(1) of the Constitution.
The law ministry issued a gazette notification on the appointment on September 12, saying the appointment will come into effect from the day he takes oath of office.
According to the Supreme Court website, Justice Obaidul Hassan obtained BSS. (Hons), MSS (Economics) and LLB from the University of Dhaka.
Later, he enrolled as an advocate of the District Court on 18 March 1986, the High Court Division on October 18 1988 and the Appellate Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court on August 15 2005.
He was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court Division on 30 June 2009 and appointed Judge of the same division on 6 June 2011.
He joined the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 3 September 2020.
Hassan was born on 1 January 1959, at Chayashi village under Mohanganj upazila in Netrokona district to Dr Akhlaqul Hossain Ahmed and Begum Hosne Ara Hossain.