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Justice Shahinur to be ICT Chairman
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Justice Shahinur to be ICT Chairman

Dhaka – Justice Md Shahinur Islam, a judge of the High Court Division and a member of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1), is going to be appointed as its Chairman, the Law Minister said yesterday.Meanwhile, retired district judge Abu Ahmed Jomader will be appointed as a member of the ICT-1, Law Minister Anisul Huq also told newsmen. The law ministry sent the relevant file to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for forwarding it to the President’s Office.
When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will approve the proposal, the President will give the appointments and then the Law Ministry will issue a gazette notification in this regard, Minister said. He also said that the process will be completed after the Prime Minister returns to the country from the USA.
The tribunal has been running without any Chairman since July 13 when the previous Chairman, Justice Anwarul Haque, passed away. On September 19, the government appointed Justice Amir Hossain, another High Court judge, as a member of the ICT-1.
Justice Amir Hossain replaced Justice Md Shohrowardi who was sent back to the High Court Division from the ICT-1 on September 18 after the Supreme Court sent a proposal to the Law Ministry. – Special Correspondent