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SC suspends Monday’s judicial proceedings to mourn TH Khan’s death

Namaz-e-janaza held on SCBA premises

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Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique has suspended all the judicial proceedings of the High Court and the Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court to mourn the death of senior advocate Md Tafazzal Hossain Khan (TH Khan).

Md Ali Akbar, registrar general of the Supreme Court, has issued a notification to this effect on Monday morning.

Former lawmaker and also former High Court Division Judge TH Khan died in a hospital in Kalyanpur area in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. He was 102.

A namaz-e-janaza of the former Justice was held on the Supreme Court Bar Association’s premises at about 12:00 pm after his body was brought there from his residence at Mohammadpur area.

Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, other judges of the Appellate Division, and High Court Division, Supreme Court Bar Associations’ present and former leaders as well as other Supreme Court lawyers attended at the namaz-e-janaza.

Before starting the janaza, TH Khan’s eldest son and former MP Afzal H Khan delivered a commemorative speech. Then Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal, Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association, spoke on the occasion.

At the end of the janaza, floral wreaths were placed on the coffin of the deceased on behalf of the Chief Justice, Attorney General’s Office, Supreme Court Bar Association, Nationalist Lawyers’ Forum, Law Reporters Forum, and other social and political organisations.

His body will be taken to Oity village of Haluaghat upazila under Mymensingh district on Monday, said Afzal H Khan. But his body will be buried on Tuesday after two other janazas at Haluaghat.

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