High Court Division
The High Court Division (Bengali: উচ্চ আদালত বিভাগ — Ucca 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|
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|Country||People's Republic of Bangladesh|
|Location||Ramna, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh|
|Authorized by||Constitution of Bangladesh|
|Chief Justice of Bangladesh|
|Currently||Syed Mahmud Hossain|
|Since||3 February 2018|
Dhaka High Court (1947 - 1955)Edit
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.
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.
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
- Justice Abu Saleh Muhammad Akram (1947 - 1950)
- Justice Muhammad Shahabuddin (1950-1953)
- Justice Amiruddin Ahmad (1954-1956)
- Justice Amin Ahmed (1956 - 1959)
- Justice M. A. Ispahani (1959-1962)
- Justice Imam Hossain Choudhury (1962-1964)
- Justice Syed Mahbub Murshed (1964-1967)
- Justice Badruddin Ahmed Siddiky (1967-1971)
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.
The High Court Division can hear a case or suit as Court of first instance.
Superintendence and Control over Subordinaten CourtsEdit
Transfer of cases from subordinate CourtsEdit
Judges of the High Court DivisionEdit
- Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain
- Justice Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan
- Justice Syed A B Mahmudul Huq
- Justice Tariq ul Hakim
- Madame Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury
- Justice A.F.M Abdur Rahman
- Justice Dr. Md. Abu Tariq
- Madame Justice Zinat Ara
- Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz
- Justice Dr. Syed Refaat Ahmed
- Justice Miftah Uddin Choudhury
- Justice A. K. M. Asaduzzaman
- Justice Md. Ashfaqul Islam
- Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury
- Justice Quamrul Islam Siddiqui
- Justice Md. Fazlur Rahman
- Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury
- Justice Md. Emdadul Huq
- Justice Md. Rais Uddin
- Justice Md. Emdadul Haque Azad
- Justice Md. Ataur Rahman Khan
- Justice Syed Md. Ziaul Karim
- Justice Md. Rezaul Haque
- Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal
- Justice S. M. Emdadul Hoque
- Justice Mamnoon Rahman
- Madame Justice Farah Mahbub
- Justice A. K. M. Abdul Hakim
- Justice Borhanuddin
- Justice M. Moazzam Husain
- Justice Soumendra Sarker
- Justice Abu Bakar Siddiquee
- Justice Md. Nuruzzaman
- Justice Md. Moinul Islam Chowdhury
- Justice Obaidul Hassan
- Justice M Enayetur Rahim
- Madame Justice Dr. Naima Haydar
- Justice Md. Rezaul Hasan
- Justice Md. Faruque
- Justice Md. Shawkat Hossain
- Justice F. R. M. Nazmula Ahasan
- Madame Justice Krishna Debnath
- Justice A. N. M. Bashir Ullah
- Justice Abdur Rob
- Justice Dr. Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque
- Justice Md. Abu Zafor Siddique
- Justice A. K. M. Zahirul Hoque
- Justice Jahangir Hossain
- Justice Sheikh Md. Zakir Hossain
- Justice Md. Habibul Gani
- Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore
- Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif
- Justice J. B. M. Hassan
- Justice Md. Ruhul Quddus
- Justice Md. Khasruzzaman
- Justice Farid Ahmed
- Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder
- Justice Bhabani Prasad Singh
- Justice Anwarul Haque
- Justice M Akram Hossain Chowdhury
- Justice M Ashraful Kamal
- Justice K M Kamrul Kader
- Justice Mohammad Khurshid Alam Sarker
- Justice Mohammad Mujibur Rahman Miah
- Justice Mostofa Zaman Islam
- Justice Mohammadullah
- Justice A K M Shahidul Haque
- Justice Shahidul Karim
- Justice Mohammad Jahangir
- Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman
- Justice Ashish Ranjan Daash
- Justice Mahmudul Haque
- Justice Badruzzaman Badol
- Justice Zafar Ahmed
- Justice Kazi M Ejarul Haque Akond
- Justice Mohammad Shahinur Islam
- Madame Justice Kashefa Hussain
- Justice Syed Mohammad Mozibur Rahman
- Justice Amir Hossain
- Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury
- Justice Razik Al-Jalil
- Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty
- Justice Md. Iqbal Kabir
- Justice Md. Salim
- Justice Md. Sohrowardi
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