Justice Latifur Rahman passes away

Former chief justice Latifur Rahman, who led the caretaker government in 2001, passed away at Samarita Hospital in Dhaka early today at the age of 81.

Justice Latifur Rahman had been suffering from pneumonia and old age complications, Additional Registrar of the High Court Sabbir Faiz told The Daily Star.

Meanwhile, court proceedings at the Appellate Division have been suspended after 11:00am and the proceedings of chamber judge’s court and High Court division will not run after 1:00pm in honour to the former justice Latifur.

His namaz-e-janaza will be held on the Supreme Court premises after Zohrr prayers.

Latifur was born in Jessore in 1936. He studied in English Literature in Dhaka University and later completed LLB in Law from the same university.

He got the membership at the Dhaka High Court in 1960 to start his profession as lawyer according to his book titled “Tottabadhayak Sarkarer Dingulo O Amar Katha” (The Days of Caretaker Government and My Words).

He took oath as a permanent judge in 1981. He became an Appellate Division judge on January 15, 1990 and became the chief justice on January 1, 2000.

He retired as the chief justice on February 28, 2001. He took oath as the chief of the caretaker government on July 15, 2001 and carried out the duty till October 10, 2001.


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