Justice SK Sinha appointed Chief Justice

Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was on Monday appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh.
President Abdul Hamid made the appointment in accordance with the article 95 (1) of the Constitution, an official release said.
The Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard. As per the gazette notification the appointment will come into effect on January 17. Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha obtained LL.B and enrolled as an Advocate of the District Court, Sylhet in 1974 and practiced in that Court under the guidance of two reputed civil and criminal lawyers, according to the SC website.
SK Sinha conducted sessions trial cases independently till end of 1977. He then was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court Division and the Appellate Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court in the year 1978 and 1990 respectively. During this period, he worked with eminent lawyer S.R. Pal as his junior till the date of elevation to the High Court bench in 1999.
SK Sinha was made Judge of the High Court Division on 24 October 1999 and was elevated as Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 16 July 2009. He participated in the 3rd International Conference of the Chief Justices of the World as representative of Chief Justice of Bangladesh held at Lucknow, India in 2002. Justice Sinha also took part in the Judicial Training Programme for the Senior Judges of Bangladesh, held at Seoul, Korea 2006 and Judicial Development Programme held in Korea in 2010.
Justice SK Sinha visited India, Nepal, Qatar, South Korea, Thailand, UK and USA. – BSS