New CJ Syed Mahmud Hossain sworn in

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Dhaka, Feb 3: Newly appointed Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain was sworn in on Saturday evening.President Abdul Hamid administered his oath at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban, official residence of the President, at 7:00pm.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, cabinet members, former chief justices, judges of the appellate division of the Supreme Court and judges of the High Court, heads of the three armed forces, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, Supreme Court lawyers including the SC Bar Association President Advocate Joynul Abedin, SC officials were among others who attended the oath taking ceremony.

Joynal Abedin, press secretary to the president, confirmed the matter.

On Friday, President appointed Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain as the 22nd chief justice of Bangladesh as per section 95 (1) of the constitution.