Ex-caretaker government chief Latifur Rahman dies

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Latifur Rahman

MNA National Desk: Former chief justice Latifur Rahman, who served as the chief adviser to the 2001 caretaker government, has passed away at 6:30am on Tuesday.

Supreme Court registrar general Syed Aminul Islam said the 81-year-old breathed his last at Samarita Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and other complications, he added.

Rahman served as the chief justice of the Supreme Court for 14 months, starting on Jan 1, 2000. Then he was appointed chief advisor to the caretaker government because he was the final chief justice to retire during the Awami League’s 1996-2001 term.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir have released separate statements expressing their condolences over Rahman’s death.