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Former Chief Justice MM Ruhul Amin no more  

17 Jan, 2017 11:46:20

Staff Correspondent: Former Chief Justice MM Ruhul Amin has passed away.

He was 74.

MM Ruhul Amin breathed his last on Tuesday morning while undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital.

Register General of Bangladesh Supreme Court Syed Aminul Islam confirmed his death to media.

MM Ruhul Amin performed his duties as the Chief Justice from June 1, 2008 to December 22, 2009. He was the 16th chief justice of the country.

Born in 1942 in Laxmipur, MM Ruhul Amin earned a master's degree in history in 1963 and LLB in 1966 from Dhaka University.

He joined the judicial service in 1967 and became a district judge in 1984. Before his promotion to an HC judge, he worked as a district and sessions judge in four districts.

Justice Amin attended an executive course on administration and case management at the National Judicial College in the US in 1990. As part of the Legal and Judicial Capacity Building Project, he visited a number of courts and institutions in the US to observe case management, alternative dispute resolution and court administration.

He also visited India, Nepal and Sri Lanka to observe the service and pay structure of the judicial officers there and presented a report to the authorities concerned.