Senior Supreme Court lawyer Mahabubey Alam is becoming the attorney general (AG) after Salahuddin Ahmed resigned from the position, Law Minister Shafiq Ahmed said Monday night, report agencies.
The minister said he had signed the papers for the appointment of the highest law officer of the state.
"I have signed the files for the appointment of Mahabubey Alam as attorney general. This is almost final. The appointment will be made after the President signs the files after Prime Minister's approval," he said.
M Alam is the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association.
Earlier, Salahuddin Ahmed resigned from his position Monday afternoon. "I have submitted my resignation to the law minister in line with the tradition that the attorney general resigns after a new government takes over," Salahuddin said after handing a letter to the law ministry at around 3pm.
Law Minister Shafique Ahmed confirmed that he had received the letter. "He (Salahuddin) has resigned. The new attorney general will be appointed in a day or two," the minister said.
Salahuddin was appointed AG on July 13 last year during the regime of the caretaker government. Earlier, he served as additional attorney general since Feb 13, 2007. He joined the Appellate Division as a lawyer in 2002 after becoming a High Court lawyer in 1982.
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