Amin Uddin takes charge as Attorney General



AM Amin Uddin took charge as the 16th attorney general of the country on Sunday.

He went to his new office in the morning and took the charge.

Other state law officers and lawyers received and greeted him with bouquets.

Later, the new attorney general took part in the hearing in the virtual bench of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court as the state’s chief law officer.

On September 8, the government appointed AM Amin Uddin, senior lawyer and president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), as the country’s 16th attorney general.

The post of the state’s chief law officer fell vacant following the death of Mahbubey Alam who died of Covid-19 on September 27.

On January 13, 2009, Mahbubey Alam replaced Salahuddin Ahmed as the attorney general. He was the longest serving attorney general in the country’s history.

In his first interaction with the media after the appointment, new attorney general Amin Uddin said his priority would be to take steps to reduce the backlog of cases.

He also described as ‘very positive’ the step being taken by the prime minister and the law minister to increase the highest punishment for rape to death penalty from the existing life imprisonment.

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