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The High Court Division (Bengali: উচ্চ আদালত বিভাগUcca ādālata bibhāga) also known as High Court is the lower division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, the upper being the Appellate Division. It consists of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh and the Judges of the High Court Division.

High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশ সর্বোচ্চ আদালত এর উচ্চ আদালত বিভাগ
বাংলাদেশ সুপ্রীম কোর্টের সিলমোহর.svg
Supreme Court of Bangladesh Logo
CountryPeople's Republic of Bangladesh
LocationRamna, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Coordinates23°43′51″N 90°24′09″E / 23.730777°N 90.402458°E / 23.730777; 90.402458Coordinates: 23°43′51″N 90°24′09″E / 23.730777°N 90.402458°E / 23.730777; 90.402458
Authorized byConstitution of Bangladesh
Chief Justice of Bangladesh
CurrentlySyed Mahmud Hossain
Since3 February 2018

The High Court Division exercises both original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters.



Dhaka High Court (1947 - 1955)Edit

Old High Court Building

The High Court of judicature for East Bengal commonly known as the Dhaka High Court was established in 1947 under Pakistan (Provisional Constitutional) Order 1947 as a separate High Court with all Appellate, Civil and Original jurisdictions.[1][2]

East Pakistan High Court (1955 - 1971)Edit

In 1955 the Dhaka High Court became the High Court of East Pakistan and the Supreme Court of Pakistan was established as the apex Court with the appellate jurisdiction to hear the decisions of the High Courts established in the East and West Pakistan.[3]

Until 1967 the High Court was held in the building that now known as the Old High Court Building on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, opposite the curzon hall, Dhaka. With the construction of a larger facility in the 1960s nearby that now houses the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Attorney General's office, the High Court was shifted from Old House in 10 July 1967.

Chief Justices (1947 - 1971)Edit

Division of the Supreme Court (1971 - present)Edit

In 1971 East Pakistan became independent Republic of Bangladesh. On 9 January 1972 Bangladesh enacted the Supreme Court of Judicature Act to regularize the judicial system. The Act declared that the Supreme Court of Bangladesh consisted of the Appellate Division and the High Court Division. The High Court Division replaced the Dhaka High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan was preceded by the Appellate Division.


Original JurisdictionEdit

The High Court Division can hear a case or suit as Court of first instance.

Appellate JurisdictionEdit

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Revisional JurisdictionEdit

Review JurisdictionEdit

Superintendence and Control over Subordinaten CourtsEdit

Transfer of cases from subordinate CourtsEdit

Judges of the High Court DivisionEdit

  1. Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain
  2. Justice Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan[4]
  3. Justice Syed A B Mahmudul Huq
  4. Justice Tariq ul Hakim
  5. Madame Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury
  6. Justice A.F.M Abdur Rahman
  7. Justice Dr. Md. Abu Tariq
  8. Madame Justice Zinat Ara
  9. Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz
  10. Justice Dr. Syed Refaat Ahmed
  11. Justice Miftah Uddin Choudhury
  12. Justice A. K. M. Asaduzzaman
  13. Justice Md. Ashfaqul Islam
  14. Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury
  15. Justice Quamrul Islam Siddiqui
  16. Justice Md. Fazlur Rahman
  17. Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury
  18. Justice Md. Emdadul Huq
  19. Justice Md. Rais Uddin
  20. Justice Md. Emdadul Haque Azad
  21. Justice Md. Ataur Rahman Khan
  22. Justice Syed Md. Ziaul Karim
  23. Justice Md. Rezaul Haque
  24. Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal
  25. Justice S. M. Emdadul Hoque
  26. Justice Mamnoon Rahman[5][6][7]
  27. Madame Justice Farah Mahbub
  28. Justice A. K. M. Abdul Hakim
  29. Justice Borhanuddin
  30. Justice M. Moazzam Husain
  31. Justice Soumendra Sarker
  32. Justice Abu Bakar Siddiquee
  33. Justice Md. Nuruzzaman
  34. Justice Md. Moinul Islam Chowdhury
  35. Justice Obaidul Hassan
  36. Justice M Enayetur Rahim
  37. Madame Justice Dr. Naima Haydar
  38. Justice Md. Rezaul Hasan
  39. Justice Md. Faruque[8]
  40. Justice Md. Shawkat Hossain
  41. Justice F. R. M. Nazmula Ahasan
  42. Madame Justice Krishna Debnath
  43. Justice A. N. M. Bashir Ullah
  44. Justice Abdur Rob
  45. Justice Dr. Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque
  46. Justice Md. Abu Zafor Siddique
  47. Justice A. K. M. Zahirul Hoque
  48. Justice Jahangir Hossain
  49. Justice Sheikh Md. Zakir Hossain
  50. Justice Md. Habibul Gani
  51. Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore
  52. Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif
  53. Justice J. B. M. Hassan
  54. Justice Md. Ruhul Quddus[9]
  55. Justice Md. Khasruzzaman
  56. Justice Farid Ahmed
  57. Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder
  58. Justice Bhabani Prasad Singh[10][11]
  59. Justice Anwarul Haque
  60. Justice M Akram Hossain Chowdhury
  61. Justice M Ashraful Kamal
  62. Justice K M Kamrul Kader[12][13]
  63. Justice Mohammad Khurshid Alam Sarker
  64. Justice Mohammad Mujibur Rahman Miah
  65. Justice Mostofa Zaman Islam
  66. Justice Mohammadullah
  67. Justice A K M Shahidul Haque
  68. Justice Shahidul Karim
  69. Justice Mohammad Jahangir
  70. Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman
  71. Justice Ashish Ranjan Daash[14][15]
  72. Justice Mahmudul Haque
  73. Justice Badruzzaman Badol
  74. Justice Zafar Ahmed
  75. Justice Kazi M Ejarul Haque Akond
  76. Justice Mohammad Shahinur Islam[16]
  77. Madame Justice Kashefa Hussain
  78. Justice Syed Mohammad Mozibur Rahman[17]
  79. Justice Amir Hossain[18]
  80. Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury
  81. Justice Razik Al-Jalil
  82. Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty
  83. Justice Md. Iqbal Kabir
  84. Justice Md. Salim
  85. Justice Md. Sohrowardi


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  2. ^ Government of India Act 1935 as adapted by the Pakistan (Provisional Constitution) Order 1947, S. 219
  3. ^ High Court of West Pakistan (Establishment) Order, 1955 (G.G.O. XIX of 1955), Art. 3
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