Attorney General Mahbubey Alam laid to rest

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has been laid to eternal rest in Mirpur Intellectuals Graveyard in Dhaka around 1:20pm.

Earlier around 11:00am, his body was kept on the Supreme Court Bar Association premises where SC judges, former judges, lawyers, law officers, government high officials, political leaders, educationists, professionals and his family members paid their last respects. The body was kept there for two hours.

His namaz-e-janaza was also held there.

After the funeral prayer, tributes were paid on behalf of President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the longest serving attorney general of Bangladesh.

Later, the chief justice, Law Minister Anisul Huq, Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed, and office of the attorney general, among others, paid tributes to the state's chief legal officer.

Earlier, Mahbubey Alam's body was brought to his Eskaton residence in the morning from the mortuary of Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the city.

Advocate Mahbubey Alam breathed his last at 7:25pm yesterday while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

Mahbubey Alam had been receiving treatment at the CMH since September 4 after being infected with Covid-19. He was taken to the ICU on September 18 after his health condition suddenly deteriorated.

Mahbubey Alam had been the state's chief legal officer for 11 years, since January 13, 2009. He was also chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council, a position reserved for the attorney general.

He represented the state on a good number of major cases before the Supreme Court, including the Bangabandhu assassination case, and cases concerning the constitution's fifth, seventh and 13th amendments.

He also led the state in multiple 1971 war crimes cases, especially those against Abdul Quader Molla, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid, Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, and Motiur Rahman Nizami.