Justice Anwarul Haque, chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal-1, died of cancer in the capital on Thursday. He was 61.
He breathed his last at 5:30pm while undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in the capital.
Anwarul Haque left behind his wife, a host of relatives, friends and well-wishers to mourn his death.
He was brought back home as his health improved a little bit.
Family sources said Anwarul Haque was taken to Singapore several times for better treatment.
An official of the Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry told the daily sun that a namaz-e-janaza for the deceased will be held on the Supreme Court premises after Jum’a prayers today.
Later, Anwarul Haque will be buried at Jurain graveyard in the capital today.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq and Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique expressed deep shock at the death of Justice Anwarul Haque.
The minister conveyed profound sympathy to the family members of the deceased. Anwarul Haque was born in Dhaka in 1956. He started his career as an assistant judge in 1981. He served as an additional secretary at the law ministry.
Haque was appointed an additional justice to the High Court on 12 December, 2010. He was made chairman of the ICT-1 on September 15, 2015.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of Justice Anwarul Haque.
In separate messages, the President and the Prime Minister expressed profound shock at the death of the justice.
They prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.