Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha appointed as 21st chief justice of Bangladesh

Surendra Kumar SinhaJustice Surendra Kumar Sinha is appointed chief justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. He will be 21st chief justice of Bangladesh.

His appointment was confirmed by the Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid as per Article 95(1) of the Bangladesh Constitution.

A law ministry statement said 64-year-old Sinha would take over on 17th of January, as present Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain will retire on 16th January.

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