High Court Division

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High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশ সর্বোচ্চ আদালত এর উচ্চ আদালত বিভাগ
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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
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The High Court Division (Bengali: উচ্চ আদালত বিভাগUchcha 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.

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 Jurisdiction[edit]

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

Appellate Jurisdiction[edit]

Any law may confer on HCD APPELLATE JURISDICTION on any matter . For example CrPC and CPC have conferred on the HCD appellate jurisdiction.

Revisional Jurisdiction[edit]

Review Jurisdiction[edit]

Superintendence and Control over Subordinaten Courts[edit]

Transfer of cases from subordinate Courts[edit]

Sitting Permanent Judges of the High Court Division[edit]

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

Sitting Additional Judges of the High Court Division[edit]

  1. Justice Md. Abu Ahmed Jamadar [2]
  2. Justice A.S.M Abdul Mobin
  3. Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman
  4. Madam Justice Fatema Najib
  5. Justice Md. Kamrul Hossain Molla
  6. Justice SM Kuddus Zaman
  7. Justice Md. Atowar Rahman
  8. Justice Khizir Hayat
  9. Justice Shashanka Shekhar Sarkar
  10. Justice Mohammad Ali
  11. Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim
  12. Justice Md. Riaz Uddin Khan
  13. Justice M Khairul Alam
  14. Justice S.M Moniruzzaman
  15. Justice Ahmed Sohel
  16. Justice Sardar Mohammad Rashed Jahangir
  17. Justice Khondaker Diliruzzaman
  18. Justice KM Hafizul Alam


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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
  4. ^ "Appointment of 15 judges regularised". The Daily Star. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  5. ^ "4 HC judges to be sworn in today". The Daily Star. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Jobs of 4 HC judges regularised". The Daily Star. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  7. ^ "4 new Justices sworn in". BanglaNews24.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  8. ^ "News in Brief". The Daily Star. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  9. ^ "5 addl HC judges sworn in". The Daily Star. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Justice Manik tasked with criminal cases". The Daily Star. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Newly appointed HC judges take oath". The Daily Star. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  12. ^ "10 HC judges sworn in". The Daily Star. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2016.